Gippsland Alliance for Climate Action

From Environment Connect Winter Issue 23

The Gippsland Alliance for Climate Action (GACA) is a formal collaboration of councils across Gippsland working on climate change. The aim is to find shared and collaborative ways to address climate change at the local government level across our region.

The Alliance was established in 2022 and is a partnership between East Gippsland, Wellington, Latrobe City, South Gippsland and Baw Baw. GACA is also collaborating with the seven other Victorian Greenhouse Alliances, to deliver regional mitigation and adaptation programs, including emerging best practice solutions and advocacy.

GACA is auspiced by the Gippsland Climate Change Network, with supporting funds from the Victorian State Government Department of Energy Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) and council partners.

The Alliance will assist East Gippsland Shire Council to deliver on our sustainability commitments outlined in the Council Plan 2021-25 and Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2022-32.

The Alliance has developed a Strategic Action Plan 2023-24, with six priority projects proposed for collaborative development, including:

1. Climate change risk analysis

2. Electric vehicle fleet transition

3. Decarbonisation and gas elimination plan

4. Greenhouse gas monitoring

5. ESD adoption in council and community facilities 6. Communications