First Nations Clean Energy Strategy Roundtable coming to Newcastle

Input from First Nations communities and organizations is being sought, as it is crucial to shaping the country's transition to clean energy.

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A $5.5 million commitment from the Federal Government towards developing the First Nations Clean Energy Strategy is a key priority under the Commonwealth's National Energy Transformation Partnership.

The strategy's core principle is co-design, ensuring that First Nations people have a meaningful say in the formulation of energy policies and programs during the journey to a net-zero emissions future. It centres collaboration between government bodies, the First Nations Clean Energy Network, and the National Indigenous Australians Agency.

Crucial to the strategy is a First Nations Clean Energy and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee, a body to provide valuable guidance on various clean energy and emissions reduction measures.

The strategy's development involves inclusive roundtable discussions and consultations, bringing together diverse stakeholders. These deliberations will culminate in recommendations for actions, policies, and programs for the Federal Government to implement as part of the strategy.

Engaging in these discussions and contributing to the development of the First Nations Clean Energy Strategy is an opportunity to ensure that Australia's energy transition reflects the priorities and concerns of First Nations communities. The roundtables emphasize the importance of regional voices in securing energy stability for First Nations communities.

A roundtable will be held on Awabakal and Worimi country on September 27 and 28. Day one is open to representatives from the First Nations community, Traditional Owners, PBC's, Land Councils and Community Organisations only. Day two is open to representatives from Community, Traditional Owners, PBC's, Land Councils, as well as industry, key government departments, lawyers and policy experts.

For those seeking further information, the First Nations Clean Energy Strategy website is a valuable resource, and inquiries can be directed to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment, and Water at

To register for the Newcastle Roundtable on September 27 or 28, go to the website here.

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