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Formed in 2007, the Gippsland Climate Change Network Inc. (GCCN) is an incorporated not-for-profit network of approximately 50 diverse member organisations across government departments and agencies, private businesses, community groups and other organisations, covering the six local government areas across the greater Gippsland region.

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Community Energy - Energy independence and local ownership in Latrobe Community Energy - Energy independence and local ownership in Latrobe

Hear from Internationally renowned community energy expert Soren Hermansen about Community Energy and how microgrids and storage can assist to make the Latrobe Valley energy independent. 2009 Gotenborg prize winner (Nobel Prize for environment), Soren Hermansen will present about his experience with making Samso Island in Denmark 100% energy independent using wind, solar, biomass and storage. An event not to be missed!

Latrobe Performing Arts Centre, Grey Street, Traralgon, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 9 months ago
Gippsland Climate Change Network Gathering

IMPORTANT NOTICE

A gathering of members and friends of The Gippsland Climate Change Network will be held on: Monday 22nd June, 2pm to 4pm The Latrobe Room, Latrobe City City Council library building, Kay Street, TRARALGON We thank Latrobe City Council for the provision of this venue.

RSVP Beth Ripper (Administration GCCN) Text to mobile 0427 528 013 - eo@gccn.org.au

The GCCN board has met with Sustainability Victoria and the other Green House Alliances across the state. The GCCN is unique in the state. Although financially supported by some of the Gippsland councils GCCN has risen out of a community desire for action on climate change. GCCN membership is therefore open to Government and Non Government organisations, community groups as well as individuals.

The GCCN board is keen to ensure that the new State Government is well briefed on what climate change action (both mitigation and adaption) is happening across Gippsland. It is also important that the State Government hears from Gippsland about future aspirations for the region and support for Gippsland communities into the future.

We hope that Gippsland communities are represented at the gathering on 22nd June. However if you are unable to attend then you can email some thoughts around the following questions.

  1. What has been happening in your area over the last 12 months in Climate Change mitigation and adaption ?
  2. What are the important issues that you would like GCCN to advocate for?
  3. What do you want GCCN to do for you or your business?
  4. What would you like GCCN to do at future networking meetings/forums and where would you like them to be held?

The Gippsland Climate Change Network (GCCN) looks forward to working with the new State Government through it’s commitment to Climate Change Action. Formed in 2007, the Gippsland Climate Change Network Inc. (GCCN) is an incorporated not-for-profit network of approximately 50 diverse member organisations across government departments and agencies, private businesses, community groups and other organisations, covering the six local government areas across the greater Gippsland region. The GCCN mission is: “To provide Gippsland, at an individual and organizational level, information, consultation and facilitation to enable action on climate change, whilst also providing a voice for Gippsland on Climate Change issues” The three pillars of action are through Informing - Connecting - Acting. The attached ENewsletter is an important conduit for GCCN to inform and share. If you know of anyone or any organization that would benefit from being on the mailing list please contact Beth Ripper on Email eo@gccn.org.au to be added to the email list for future GCCN ENewsletters. Climate Change Action and the Victorian State Government. The State Government has committed to reviewing the Climate Change Act 2010, and developing a second Victorian Climate Change Adaptation Plan, this plan will be focused on understanding how climate change will impact Victorians and how well we are able to respond. You can find out more about the Act Review here http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/review-to-strengthen-victorias-response-to-climate-change

The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target scheme will be retained and reviewed in 2015 with a view to strengthening it further. The Government will also be preparing a new Victorian Renewable Energy Action Plan.

The Victorian Government will be establishing a New Energy Jobs Fund offering grants to companies and communities to support renewable energy projects.

The Government is currently working to identify an achievable emissions reduction target for Victoria, and a public enquiry into the EPA will also consider the EPA’s role in regulating greenhouse emissions.

You can find all these commitment and more in the Victorian Governments Response to the State of the Environment Report 2013- http://www.delwp.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/302927/Victorian-Governments-Response-to-the-State-of-the-Environment-Report-2013.pdf ——————GCCN ENewsletter June 2015---------- The Gippsland Climate Change Network (GCCN) aims to report on news and events related to climate change including sustainable practices and adaptation. The following news items, events and reports are not intended to present a political view on the part of GCCN.

Gippsland Events and issues Showcaseing Bioenergy activities in Gippsland Reminder - June 18th and 19th June 2015. A two day event to explore both established and potential bioenergy opportunities in Gippsland. The first day of the forum will be held in Heyfield and the second day visits have been organized to bioenergy facilities in Latrobe City. Topics include: Practical information on this diverse renewable energy source; the business case for bioenergy, grants and other financing options, technologies in bioenergy and biofuel production systems, and practical experiences and lessons learnt. Want to know More? Liz Hamilton 5235 8324 or bioenergyinvictoria@gmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/2015GippslandBioenergyForum. GCCN Project Partners GCCN has operated in the past years from a range of funding sources, mostly based on projects that we have developed through partnerships. GCCN has been able facilitate some significant action across Gippsland through these means and we have developed some great partnerships. Some of these have included South Gippsland Shire with the Sustainability Gippsland Website, the Regional Centre for Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development (RCE Gippsland) and the Gippsland Waste Resource Recovery Group (GWRRG) with the ResourceSmart Schools Project. GCCN has been working in partnership with GWRRG for the past three years. There appears to be no specific budget allocation in the last State Government for the Resourcesmart Schools project. While GCCN is disappointed that the success of this program may be under threat, we are hopeful that sources of funding will be found to continue the essential work of the regional facilitators in ResourceSmart Schools into the future. The RCE has penned a letter of concern to the Minister for Education the text of which is provided for your information.

Dear Minister Merlino, On behalf of the Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development (REC Gippsland) and schools across the Gippsland region, we write to express our bitter disappointment with the reduction in funding for the ResourceSmart Schools initiative, which will result in the loss of facilitators working directly with schools. As a centre involved in the mobilisation of education for sustainability in Gippsland, we have observed the extraordinary uptake of sustainability education in Gippsland schools as a consequence of the ResourceSmart Schools initiative. Last year we hosted a sustainability forum at Federation University (Churchill campus) where over 400 children from across 16 schools presented and shared their extraordinary sustainable school initiatives. The majority of these schools were ResourceSmart Schools participants. The calibre of the presentations was testimony to the ways in which schools are adopting and advancing the concept of sustainability within and beyond school life as a consequence of the ResourceSmart Schools initiative. Like most communities, the Gippsland region and its extensive communities are facing real challenges around climate change and the ongoing need for education that will generate problem-solving and action-oriented citizens who will be resilient, forward thinking and not afraid to engage with some of the environmental, cultural, historical and economic challenges ahead. Gippsland students of all ages are already undertaking this work and need greater (not less) support to continue it. While we fully appreciate the endeavour to provide online support for the ongoing maintenance on the ResourceSmart Schools framework, including the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning’s Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) and the Department of Education and Training’s Strategic Partnerships Program initiative, we can assure you that this level of support will be insufficient in maintaining the level of work that has been accomplished by facilitators working directly with ResourceSmart Schools.

We would ask that in all future planning the education sector be supported in developing curriculum and educational initiatives that genuinely engage children in living and thinking sustainably.

RCE Gippsland Committee C/- School of Education Federation University Australia Northways Rd Churchill. 3842

Peter Gardner Gippsland Climate Change issues Blog. Since the Victorian Election I have been slowly building a presence online and on the social media on climate change and related matters. I am endeavouring to write a short piece or “blog” at least once a week and post this on my website “Gippsland News and Views” page at http://petergardner.info/news/ The Posts are relatively short (up to 500 words), sometimes illustrated and specifically on Gippsland. This month they have been as follows:- 1.6 Bairnsdale Bats and Climate Change Again 5.6 Bill and Wilma Reid’s No CSG Sign (by Deb Carruthers) 7.6 Unidentified Jellyfish in Gippsland Lakes another sign of global warming 9.6 “Jellyfish & Chips” artist’s view of Acid Oceans 15.6 Planning for Closure of Latrobe Valley Generators These posts are then tweeted. As well I am “tweeting” between 1 and 5 times a day. You can follow me on twitter at https://twitter.com/PeterDGardner The tweets are the automatically posted to my facebook wall at https://www.facebook.com/peter.gardner.9250 where, if you prefer, you can follow me as a friend. Comments or queries can be made via twitter, facebook or email. Please pass on to anyone who may be interested.
blog: http://petergardner.info/ email: pdgardner2012@gmail.com twitter: https://twitter.com/peterdgardner

New Energy & materials efficiency Top Tips for businesses resource is now online This resource has just been released. It is a sector-based set of top tips for energy & materials efficiency and productivity, with linked information pages, plus links to resources and case studies (both SV and external, including Vic Govt and our SA and NSW friends). ▪ Manufacturing general ▪ Plastics and chemicals ▪ Retail and supermarkets ▪ Beverage manufacturers, wineries & breweries ▪ Cold stores http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/services-and-advice/business/energy-and-materials-efficiency-for-business/top-tips-for-energy-and-materials-efficiency

Supplychain smarts An energy efficiency platform for Gippsland's smaller-scale food processors developed by Agribusiness Gippsland/AgVet with Sustainability Victoria funding. https://www.facebook.com/Supplychainsmarts/info?tab=page_info

Sustainability Gippsland Website See what’s happening in Gippsland through the Sustainability Gippsland website Events Page Energy Efficiency announcement 19th June 2015.

Lily D'Ambrosio MP, the Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources, invites you to attend a special presentation on the Andrews Labor Government's energy efficiency work program. The Minister will be joined by the State Member for Oakleigh, Steve Dimopoulos MP. Date: Friday 19 June 2015 Time:11:45am to 1.00pm Venue: Monash Training & Seminar Centre 1A Atherton Road, Oakleigh, Melbourne, VIC 3166 RSVP: By Wednesday 17 June to stephanie.kilpatrick@minstaff.vic.gov.au or erin.o'brien@ecodev.vic.gov.au For any inquiries, please call 8392 2100.

Opportunities, Grants etc. * SV services and advice to households on energy efficiency and smarter renovations This new SV tool provides valuable information for renovators. * The following youtube videos link to five D-I-Y videos in 9 languages to encourage energy efficiency action in SMEs -Check air compressors for leaks -Don’t waste heating and cooling -Heat and Cool with Care -Power Save -Refrigerate Efficiently -Use lighting economically

News and analysis Explosive intervention by Pope Francis set to transform climate change debate http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/13/pope-francis-intervention-transforms-climate-change-debate

Pope Francis to explore climate's effect on world's poor. Ban Ki-moon arrived at the Vatican with his own college of cardinals. Mr. Ban, the United Nations secretary general, had brought the leaders of all his major agencies to see Pope Francis, a show of organizational muscle and respect for a meeting between two global institutions that had sometimes shared a bumpy past but now had a mutual interest 
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-3385691465275237342

Eric Holthaus: The Pope’s Climate Encyclical Now Has an Epic Hollywood Trailer
 If you’re like me and eagerly anticipating Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change - due out Thursday, June 18 - stop what you’re doing and watch this
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/06/12/pope_francis_climate_encyclical_now_with_it_s_own_hollywood_trailer.html



Geoffrey Lean: Is the Pope a greenie? You bet
 Climate change sceptics have reason to fear the man in white. 
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/is-the-pope-a-greenie-you-bet-20150614-ghngc8.html



Ross Garnaut: Climate change - the challenge for Australia
 There has been big change around the world in attitudes to this diabolical issue. As for back home ...
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/climate-change-the-challenge-for-australia-20150614-ghmvay

News commentary on the future of fossil fuels. Laura Tingle has some related analysis on the subject here http://www.afr.com/opinion/columnists/laura-tingle/being-governed-by-fools-is-not-funny-20150319-1m2wd1 Simon Copland
SBS News - 14 Jun 2015. Over the past few years fossil fuels, and in particular coal, has been suffering significantly. Coal prices have dropped dramatically, with analysis showing that in the last five years, for every new coal plant that has come online, two have been delayed or scrapped all together. http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/06/14/comment-end-sight-coal-industry

Federal government opens door to funding Melbourne Metro rail tunnel
 The commonwealth has opened the door to funding Victoria's signature rail infrastructure project in an apparent thawing after months of hostility.
 http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/federal-government-opens-door-to-funding-melbourne-metro-rail-tunnel-20150614-ghnm61.html

What is Materials Efficiency The concept of materials efficiency is often difficult to explain. Essentially, it means doing more with less, but can be achieved a variety of ways ranging from process or systems changes to reduce wastage or improve productivity; through changing how input materials are measured and loaded to redesigning products and services so they use less material to make. This leads to reduce production of waste and often through using less energy. Watch an explaination http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/services-and-advice/business/energy-and-materials-efficiency-for-business/resources-and-tools/materials-efficiency


Key findings of the Clean Energy Australia Report 2014 released by Clean Energy Council The Clean Energy Council anticipates big opportunities ahead for renewable energy following the release of the key findings of the Clean Energy Australia Report. Chief Executive of the council, Kane Thornton, said 2014 was one of the toughest years for the renewable energy sector. But with a bipartisan deal on the Renewable Energy Target now agreed between the major parties and legislation being debated in Parliament, the future for the sector was looking much brighter. Some of the key findings coming out of the report include: • 13.47 per cent of Australia's electricity came from renewable sources in 2014, enough to power 4.5 million average homes for a year. • Hydro (6.2 per cent of Australia’s total power generation) still produced the most clean energy of any source, while wind power (4.2 per cent) and solar power (2.1 per cent) continued to grow. • Bundaberg in Queensland was Australia’s solar capital in 2014, followed by Mandurah in Western Australia and Hervey Bay, which is just over 100 km from Bundaberg. • Approximately 40 per cent of South Australia’s power came from renewable energy during 2014, while about 95 per cent of the electricity used by Tasmanians came from renewables. The next best was Western Australia (13 per cent). The Clean Energy Australia Report 2014 is available on the Clean Energy Council website.

Dairy Energy Efficiency videos Electricity accounts for a significant proportion of a dairy farm’s shed cost. Dairy farmers are constantly under pressure from the rising cost of electricity and an increased focus on carbon emissions. Real opportunities were identified for dairy farmers to better control their energy costs while simultaneously reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In producing a series of five short videos WestVic Dairy, with the support of Sustainability Victoria and Dairy Australia, aim to present tips, technologies and ideas for reducing energy use in the dairy. The main focus is on improvements that are relatively low cost, have short payback periods and can be implemented in most dairies. Both Gippsdairy and Murraydairy supported WestVic Dairy in the development of theses tools. http://www.westvicdairy.com.au/Projects/EnergySavingonDairyFarms.aspx

Federal BUDGET Boosts Solar and energy efficiency for small business The recently announced Federal Budget SME $20k tax deduction includes solar PV so SMEs can install ~20kW of Solar PV and get up to $6,500 a year off their power bill and write off 100% of the cost” See below HOW TO GET THE NEW SMALL BUSINESS TAX WRITE OFFS WHO GETS IT?-If you are registered business, i.e. you have an ABN, and it turned over less than $2 million you can claim. HOW MUCH?-Businesses can buy any machinery or equipment related to their business if each item is valued at less than $20,000. You can claim the full amount from your income to reduce your tax bill. There is no limit on the number of items a business can claim. WHAT CAN I CLAIM?-Cars, vans, utes, trailers, motorbikes, lawnmowers, ovens, fridges, coffee machines, other machinery, kitchens, tables and chairs, carpets, printers, photocopiers, tools, welding equipment, saws, generators, pumps, solar panels, heating, hot water units, water tanks, air-conditioning units, sound and security systems, computers – any item used for running the business – will be 100 per cent tax deductible. WHAT CAN'T I BUY?-You cannot use the money to buy stock for your business. Horticultural plants and in-house software also do not qualify. IF MY ITEM IS $20,000 OR OVER CAN I STILL CLAIM IT?-Yes, but the value of items over that amount qualify for less generous and more complicated tax breaks associated with depreciation. WHEN DOES IT START AND END?-You'll have effectively two years to take up the tax break. The small business tax deductions will start at 7.30pm May 12, 2015, and end on June 30, 2017.

For information on what SME’s can benefit most from Solar PV and other energy efficiency improvements see http://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/dam/cec-solar-accreditation-shared/guides/Guide-to-improving-electricity-use-in-your-business.pdf

Calendar of events Search the national environmental events calendar and/or national community calendar for any events that might interest you. International Year of Light http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Year_of_Light International Year of Soils http://www.fao.org/soils-2015/en/ 7 important ocean trends, and what we can do about them.
 World Oceans Day is celebrated June 8 with the goal of drawing attention to the factors that threaten the health of our seas and our planet overall. These seven threats to oceans need our attention and consideration on World Oceans Day
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6200967183475773738

CEFC-CBA $100 million co-financing arrangement provide loans designed for local councils and not-for-profit organisations such as schools, hospitals and sporting organisations. The Energy Efficient Loan program suits projects of up to $5 million, or more, with terms offered up to 12 years, and can be used to cover the full value or part of a project. https://www.commbank.com.au/business/asset-finance/equipment-finance/energy-efficient-loan.html http://www.cleanenergyfinancecorp.com.au/media/75261/cefc-factsheet-energyefficientloansnfplr.pdf

CEFC-NAB’s $120 million investment program to help businesses cut energy costs The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is providing $120 million through the National Australia Bank (NAB) to support a major new investment program to help Australian businesses cut their energy and operating costs and lift business performance. It offers equipment Finance customers a 0.7% p.a. discount on the funding of qualifying energy efficient assets. Its focus in on working with Australian businesses cut their energy costs and improve business performance by: • upgrading light and heavy vehicles • improving manufacturing and agricultural plant and equipment • increasing solar use • considering biogas and waste-to-energy options. http://www.nab.com.au/business/loans-finance/equipment-finance/energy-efficient-bonus
http://www.cleanenergyfinancecorp.com.au/media/releases-and-announcements/files/cefc-and-nab-in-$120-million-investment-program-to-incentivise-businesses-to-cut-energy-costs.aspx

There's a little good news about the awful amount of plastic in the ocean.
 The good news, if there is any good news to be had on the topic, is that a paper published in the journal Science in February, found just five countries are responsible for half of the new plastic inputs into the ocean
http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/t/-6200967183475773442 Moyne council to implement climate change mitigation report recommendations
 The Moyne Shire Council in south-west Victoria has been warned it may be held liable if homeowners are not informed the region is subject to erosion and flooding.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-08/moyne-council-to-adopt-findings-of-climate-change/6528904 Sites of interest http://reneweconomy.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=37a8faee990290c21229d89ff&id=1c9955a77e&e=ffd6c3dbb1

Beth Ripper – Administration GCCN M 0427 528 013 | E eo@gccn.org.au 1 Stratford Road, Maffra. 3860 PO Box 335 Maffra 3860 | www.gccn.org.au

34-38 Kay Street, Traralgon, Victoria, 3844, Australia · 1 group leader · 2 years ago
GCCN Annual General Meeting 2014 GCCN Annual General Meeting 2014

The AGM will be preceded by a presentation from Dr Robert Faggian on the completion of the following project: “Agriculture Industry Transformation – Gippsland” This project provides adaptation options for agriculture under future climate change scenarios. Support for the project has been provided by the Gippsland Local Government Network. This presentation provides a summary of the completed project.

For catering purposes, please RSVP to this event.

71 Hotham St, Traralgon, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 3 years ago
GCCN August Meeting GCCN August Meeting

This meeting will feature presentations from the three winners of the Sustainability Gippsland competition to attend the Community Energy Congress in Canberra in June this year. Join in the discussion on how communities can take charge of their energy needs.

DEPI office 71 Hotham St Traralgon 3844 · 1 group leader · 3 years ago
GCCN Meeting, Monday 2nd June 2014 GCCN Meeting, Monday 2nd June 2014

This meeting of the GCCN will include a presentation by South Gippsland Shire Council on the project Agricultural resilience and shared climate change opportunities in Southern Gippsland. This project will support adaptation to climatic changes by South Gippsland and Bass Coast food producers through creating a functional mentor network structure, practical seminars & farm visits.

A second presentation on the Bass Coast and South Gippsland Community Garden Network will explain how the network was established including their activities and long-term plans.

The GCCN Board will meet after lunch at 1pm.

South Gippsland Shire Council Chambers, Michael Place, Leongatha, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 3 years ago
GCCN Meeting, Monday 7th of April 2014 GCCN Meeting, Monday 7th of April 2014

This meeting will begin with a practical demonstration and training on the use of the Sustainability Gippsland website. Heidi Hamm from South Gippsland Shire will lead the training session. Come along and learn how to find out what's going on in your area and how you can establish your own group or join others and get involved in activities of interest.

Wellington Room, Wellington Shire Office, 70 Foster Street, Sale VIC 3850, Australia · 1 group leader · 4 years ago
GCCN Meeting, Tuesday 4 February 2014

The first meeting for 2014 will include a presentation by Scott Bocskay, Executive Officer for the Sustainable Melbourne Fund. The Fund provides low interest loans for environmental upgrades of commercial buildings but with considerable immediate financial benefits to owners and tenants. Learn how a similar program may be possible for regional Victoria.

DEPI office 71 Hotham Street Traralgon 3844 · 1 group leader · 4 years ago
GCCN Meeting 16 December 2013 GCCN Meeting 16 December 2013

For our final meeting of the year we are fortunate to have Dr Susanne Etti as our keynote speaker. Dr. Etti is a PhD Biologist who has a Master of Science in Biology and earned a PhD in Natural Sciences from the University of Bonn in collaboration with the University of Oxford. Dr. Etti started her business career at EcoSecurities, a carbon origination and trading company, when they had just 20 people. EcoSecurities went on to register the first carbon credit project under the CDM mechanism and listed on the London AIM market. At ERM1 she is responsible for the knowledge management of the global sustainability program for the global 5000 employee organization. She has published on the role of knowledge management in fast growth service companies and has been invited by KMUK2013 to present on “Knowledge sharing strategy to embed sustainability in all that we do” and has recently contributed to an ARK group report on “Social Strategies in Action: Driving Business Transformation” authored by Dr. Bonnie Cheuk. In 2011 she qualified as a Climate Leader, having been trained by Al Gore personally, one of 450 people in Australia & New Zealand approved to present The Climate Reality Project materials. The Climate Project educational materials are some of the best scientific and impact analysis publicly available on climate change. The aim of the Climate Project is to increase awareness of climate change with hundreds of thousands of people. You can connect with Susanne Etti @ au.linkedin.com/in/susanneetti

  1. Environmental Resources Management (ERM) is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety, risk, social consulting services and sustainability related services. ERM has over 140 offices in 39 countries and territories employing more than 5,000 people. ERM is committed to providing a service that is consistent, professional and of the highest quality to create value for its clients. Over the past five years ERM has worked for more than 50 per cent of the Global Fortune 500 delivering innovative solutions for business and selected government clients helping them understand and manage the sustainability challenges that the world is increasingly facing. You can find out more about ERM on www.erm.com
DEPI Office, 71 Hotham St Traralgon 3844 · 1 group leader · 4 years ago
Biofuels Forum Biofuels Forum

Local and international speakers will explore the possibilities for a biofuel or bioenergy industry in Gippsland. This event has been organised by the Gippsland Climate Change Network and the Gippsland Regional Waste Management Group. For details contact Tia Navanteri at eo@gccn.org.au.

GippsTAFE, 49-63 Princes Highway Traralgon · 1 group leader · 4 years ago
GCCN Meeting 14 October 2013

This is the annual general meeting of the GCCN.

DEPI Office, 71 Hotham St Traralgon · 1 group leader · 4 years ago
Group location
71 Hotham Street Traralgon

Formed in 2007, the Gippsland Climate Change Network Inc. (GCCN) is an incorporated not-for-profit network of approximately 50 diverse member organisations across government departments and agencies, private businesses, community groups and other organisations, covering the six local government areas across the greater Gippsland region.

GCCN Mission: To provide Gippsland, at an individual and organisational level, information, consultation and facilitation to enable action on climate change, whilst also providing a voice for Gippsland on climate change issues.

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Coal&HealthJointStatement.pdf
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Coal&HealthBriefingPaper.pdf
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ClimateChangeAndCoastalFlooding.pdf
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