The world's first "Forest City," designed to fight pollution and climate change, is under construction in China. Covered in greenery and trees, it will absorb nearly 10,000 tons of CO2 and 57 tons of pollutants yearly, and produce 900 tons of oxygen.
Clean energy for over a million homes, thousands of jobs for Gippsland – and I think it looks stunning.
It's a project the scale of which we've never seen.
And our Government supports it.
It won't happen tomorrow. It's a few years away. And there's a lot of planning to do. But we want to work with the Commonwealth to get this off the ground/water.
The Municipal Association of Victoria state council meeting just passed a climate emergency motion with 77% in favour.
Motion 56. Climate Change
Submitting Council: Darebin City Council
That the MAV recognise that:
(a) we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government, including local councils
(b) human induced climate change stands in the first rank of threats to humans, civilisation and other species
(c) it is still possible to restore a safe climate and prevent most of the anticipated long-term climate impacts – but only if societies across the world adopt an emergency mode of action that can enable the restructuring of the physical economy at the necessary scale and speed;
(d) the MAV has a particular role in assisting local governments in this regard.