Effective local climate action
Lighter Footprints is a local climate group committed to leading effective climate action.
As a community based organisation working across Melbourne’s inner-east, we aim to influence local, state and national decision makers to urgently halt global warming and take the steps necessary to realise a clean energy future.
Worried about a sustainable future? Want to move faster on clean energy and help shift our politics?
Find out more about our campaign to help increase the climate vote here.
Victorian gas information
Gas is a fossil fuel that impacts our health and climate. Victoria has announced that new homes will not need mandatory gas connections from next year, but there is no clear timetable to transition to cleaner, safer electric homes. Find out more here.
The world faces a renewable energy challenge and the clock is ticking. To avoid a climate catastrophe we will need to act with speed and innovation will be key. Join us to hear energy policy expert Simon Holmes à Court's outlook on the energy landscape in the year ahead.
Australian states have increased their emission reduction targets and the Albanese government is moving on emissions. For a safer climate future a massive increase in renewable energy will be required to meet and beat these targets. What are the challenges to achieving this transition? What game changing innovations are coming down the pipe? What opportunities does Australia have and are we well positioned to grasp them?
Net Zero is progress. Or is it? The Land Gap Report asks the question 'Where is all this land that countries plan to use as carbon sinks to achieve net Zero?' and finds some very challenging answers.
Report lead author Dr Kate Dooley will be speaking to us about the Land Gap report which examines land use and climate change. There simply isn't enough land to expect to be able to offset business as usual for the fossil fuel industry. Over-reliance on carbon removals could push ecosystems, land rights and food security to the brink with new land area equivalent to 50 percent of the world’s croplands currently being required to meet climate targets. Protecting and restoring forests, protecting land rights and developing agroecology are critical for a safer climate future.