Climate Emergency Working Group

Consultation has concluded

Armidale Regional Council Residents are invited to express their interest in membership of the Climate Emergency Working Group, to be set up as a sub-committee of the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee. Young and Indigenous community members are strongly encouraged to submit an application.

The primary function of the working group is to provide relevant content for a report to Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting (OCM) in April 2020 by:

  • Recommending actions that council and the community can undertake, after considering the costs vs benefits of those activities;
  • Gathering a list of current activities and future actions for council and the community to reduce global warming and adapt to current and anticipated climate change impacts;
  • Engaging the community and stakeholders to develop this list, after considering whatever information is available on the costs vs benefits of each action;
  • Exploring funding options;
  • Providing relevant content for further reports as required by Council.

The role of the individual members is to:

  • Understand and gather ideas from our local community;
  • Have some knowledge of climate change and the types of activities that can reduce emissions;
  • Be passionate in making a positive contribution to local climate change mitigation and adaptation;
  • Be able to gather ideas from others within the community; and
  • Actively contribute to the Working Group to provide relevant content for reports to Council.

Expenses will not be reimbursed

Unless Council resolves otherwise, Working Group members will not be remunerated for their time and no reimbursement of travel expenses will be payable, unless prior approval is received from the CEO (or delegate). However, it might be possible to attend meetings via video-conferencing.

See yoursay.armidale.nsw.gov.au for further information and the Terms of Reference. Information is also provided on other Environmental Sustainability policies, including:

  • EcoARC Greenprint strategy that was adopted on 11 December 2019 and will guide Council’s operations and assist groups in the community to improve sustainability in our region.
  • Information on Project Zero30, a partnership with UNE that aims for no additional contribution from our region for the global temperature rise by 2030.
  • Background reports to the Climate Emergency Declaration adopted on 23 October 2019.

If you think you have the skills and enthusiasm to serve on the Climate Emergency Working Group, please email an expression of interest (EOI) to council@armidale.nsw.gov.au by 20 March 2020. The EOI should be in the form of a letter, addressing each selection criteria in 100-150 words.

Armidale Regional Council Residents are invited to express their interest in membership of the Climate Emergency Working Group, to be set up as a sub-committee of the Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee. Young and Indigenous community members are strongly encouraged to submit an application.

The primary function of the working group is to provide relevant content for a report to Council at the Ordinary Council Meeting (OCM) in April 2020 by:

  • Recommending actions that council and the community can undertake, after considering the costs vs benefits of those activities;
  • Gathering a list of current activities and future actions for council and the community to reduce global warming and adapt to current and anticipated climate change impacts;
  • Engaging the community and stakeholders to develop this list, after considering whatever information is available on the costs vs benefits of each action;
  • Exploring funding options;
  • Providing relevant content for further reports as required by Council.

The role of the individual members is to:

  • Understand and gather ideas from our local community;
  • Have some knowledge of climate change and the types of activities that can reduce emissions;
  • Be passionate in making a positive contribution to local climate change mitigation and adaptation;
  • Be able to gather ideas from others within the community; and
  • Actively contribute to the Working Group to provide relevant content for reports to Council.

Expenses will not be reimbursed

Unless Council resolves otherwise, Working Group members will not be remunerated for their time and no reimbursement of travel expenses will be payable, unless prior approval is received from the CEO (or delegate). However, it might be possible to attend meetings via video-conferencing.

See yoursay.armidale.nsw.gov.au for further information and the Terms of Reference. Information is also provided on other Environmental Sustainability policies, including:

  • EcoARC Greenprint strategy that was adopted on 11 December 2019 and will guide Council’s operations and assist groups in the community to improve sustainability in our region.
  • Information on Project Zero30, a partnership with UNE that aims for no additional contribution from our region for the global temperature rise by 2030.
  • Background reports to the Climate Emergency Declaration adopted on 23 October 2019.

If you think you have the skills and enthusiasm to serve on the Climate Emergency Working Group, please email an expression of interest (EOI) to council@armidale.nsw.gov.au by 20 March 2020. The EOI should be in the form of a letter, addressing each selection criteria in 100-150 words.