2020 Core Values Awards Winner | Climate Action Plan/Summit
Shire of Augusta Margaret River, Climate Action Augusta Margaret River and Elton Consulting
A collaborative and participatory approach to community climate action.
There is a global movement to take action on climate change and reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050. The Shire of Augusta Margaret River in Western Australia is committed to achieving this ambitious target locally, building on its sustainability achievements to date and driving towards a carbon free and climate resilient future. In late 2018, the Shire resolved to take a bold approach to emissions reduction, replacing their Local Energy Action Plan and committing to the development of a Climate Action Plan. This was done by creating a whole of community approach, with the objective to build education, awareness, commitment and action to mitigate climate change.
From the outset, the Shire demonstrated their intent to embed the IAP2 Core Values in their participatory approach that would promote sustainable decisionmaking. They established Climate Action Augusta Margaret River (CAAMR) comprised of community, business and youth representatives. This group was empowered to take a leadership role to set achievable goals, establish practical actions and collaborate across the community, business, peak bodies, government and community groups to establish the Augusta Margaret River community as a leader in climate action.
Find out more about the 2020 Core Values Awards winners and finalists in the 2020 showcase booklet.