Zero Emissions Brisbane
Represented by Vicki McLeod, Co-founder
How does your organisation address climate change?
Zero Emissions Brisbane (ZEBne) aims to lead community action on climate change for a safe climate future in a timeframe that reflects the urgency of the challenge - so we may share the benefits of a safe climate future.
Our priorities for the next 6 months are to:
1. Advocate the Climate Council’s scientifically based target be adopted for the City of Brisbane:
- That is a 75% reduction by 2030 and Net zero emissions in Brisbane by 2035.
2. Build partnerships and a supporter base. We are doing this by:
- Growing our network of volunteers and citizen scientists;
- Facilitating Ward-based community outreach and organisation;
- Identifying and working with academics and professionals on discrete projects;
- Building Partnerships with other climate advocacy groups and Zero Net Communities; and,
- Meeting with BCC Councillors and other Local Govt representatives.
3. Develop a 100% Renewable Energy Brisbane Roadmap:
- Electricity consumption is the largest, the easiest and most cost-effective way to reduce carbon emissions across Brisbane.
- ZEBne with the assistance of academics and volunteer citizen scientists, are collecting data and undertaking emissions profile analysis. To serve as both a baseline and means to identify opportunities and priorities for action and on a Ward-by-Ward basis.
- Identification of priority actions and investment ready projects including shared assets like Local Batteries, Solar Gardens and e-mobility.
- Advocacy around the Roadmap development and build buy in to the outcomes.
4. Host the Community Energy Congress in Brisbane in 2032:
- The last community Energy Congress was held in Melbourne in 2017 with over 700 attendees and 1100 with side events.
- For more information Congress – C4CE 5. Climate positive Olympics 2032.
What is your organisation doing to create a better future?
Meetings with all 26 Brisbane City Councillors to advocate science based reduction target.
Read more about ZEBne's climate commitments here.