South East Councils Climate Change Alliance (SECCCA) is an incorporated association of 9 Councils to Melbourne’s south and east. These councils span the urban-rural divide, they include established suburbs and some of the fastest growing residential developments on the fringe of the metropolitan area. They feature extensive agricultural areas and forested foothills of the Great Dividing Range. They manage a significant percentage of Victoria’s coast, they support well-to-do communities and conversely provide services to the region’s many, many less well-off residents. Together, these councils serve over a million residents and this number is rising rapidly.
SECCCA develops and implements regional programs for climate change mitigation and adaptation for our member councils. Local government has been doing the heavy lifting on climate change response for some time now and it is important that this effort is broadened to include as many in the community as possible intaking action. And this action is more important than ever. We need to use very possible strategy to reach as many people as possible and support them in climate action. Take2 is a great way to help in achieving our aims.