Oct 24, 2014

Tackling Climate Change in the Inner West

More than 300 people packed into Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL last night to hear from Anthony Albanese, Mark Butler, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, and Amanda McKenzie, CEO of the Climate Council.

 It was great to see so many Inner West residents passionate about the environment.

 Questions from the audience ranged from the issue of food production, to the Renewable Energy Target and how we, as a community, can take action.

 Climate change remains one of the most pressing issues of our century.

 As we go into summer it’s important to remember climate change affects us now, especially here in the Inner West.

 Heat waves are Australia’s deadliest natural hazards, particularly for cities, so always check in on your neighbour or elderly relatives.

 I would like to thank Mark Butler and Amanda McKenzie for participating in the forum. I would also like to especially thank Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL for their fantastic hospitality and all their work in making sure the night was a success.