Mainstreaming Climate Justice in Councils and Shires
Climate Justice Union wants to hear from people who are passionate about climate justice and involved in Local Government. This includes officers, Councillors and active members of Council or shire advisory groups and community bodies.
We want to understand and support people to collectively pool resources and knowledge to mainstream climate justice in our Councils and Shires at all levels.
To express your interest, please share with us a little about your interest in climate justice, your context or work and intentions for and expectations of such a network.
What is a Network
Who is it for?
We’re inviting people who are/ want to be involved in climate justice within the Local Government sector. This includes officers, Councillors and active members of Council or shire advisory groups and community bodies.
Criteria for participants:
At this time we are collecting expressions of interest for people. Based on what we hear we may establish an email group to share information and ideas and/or later develop and regular space and time to meet and discuss strategies for advancing climate justice though local governments.A network would be a supportive and strategic space for Local Government officers, Councillors and active members of Council or shire advisory groups and community bodies who are committed to mainstreaming climate justice in the Local Government sector.
We know that strong evidence isn’t necessarily enough for decision makers to support transformational initiatives. We will share successes stories to demonstrate and normalise what climate justice looks like in the context of Shires and Councils. Be it through more accessible emergency services, equitable distribution of affordable zero-emission technology, or inclusive town planning.
We understand that change happens through organised, collective and decentralised action. Through the network we will discuss and reflect on the challenges and opportunities for our work together and separately. With support and motivation from each other, we will create and implement strategic plans to rapidly and effectively mainstream climate justice with the broader climate justice movement
Once established, members of the network will co-design and endorse a set of aims, norms/values and a meeting format with Climate Justice Union acting in a facilitation and secretariat role.