Human settlements

Cities for Climate Protection

Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) Australia

About CCP Australia

The Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) Australia program assists local governments and their communities reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In 2007, CCP local governments reported 3.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emission reductions, compared to 2.9 million tonnes the previous year. As well as cutting carbon emissions, the 2600 actions reported by participating councils in 2006/07 saved money, reduced water use, air pollution and traffic congestion, and improved community health and fitness. Total emission reductions over the life of the program exceed 13.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

CCP Australia is part of the international CCP campaign, delivered in Australia in partnership with the Australian Government (through the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts) and ICLEI Oceania.

Australian local governments lead the world in the number of participants involved, percentage of population covered and actions taken, with more than 233 participating local governments representing over 84 percent of Australia's population. For more information visit the CCP Australia website - www.iclei.org/ccp-au.