Clover Moore, Lord Mayor of Sydney, has just declared a climate emergency in a bold demonstration of leadership. In doing so, Sydney has become the latest of 24 Australian local governments and territories representing over 2.5 million people to have formally acknowledged the climate emergency.
The government is not the country. Huge amounts of climate action can occur outside of what the Commonwealth government does. Cities, towns, states, territories, businesses, institutions of all kinds… all of these can take action.