I am delighted to announce the Hyundai Motor Company Australia as the second Clean Air Champion – and welcome them onboard the Government’s important new environmental initiative.
Clean Air Champions are a select group of representatives from industry, community and academia and will be helping to raise awareness and knowledge of air quality issues through their own clean air activities.
With the launch of their ix35 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle – the first hydrogen-powered car in Australia – Hyundai are well placed to take on this role.
The Clean Air Champions initiative will support work towards establishing the National Clean Air Agreement by bringing industry and communities together to assist with this important environmental objective.
The increased use of technology like this could reduce Australia’s reliance on imported fuel and lessen our greenhouse gas emissions faster and further.
It’s a pleasure to be able to announce Hyundai as the latest Clean Air Champion at the 2015 National General Assembly of Local Government.
Local governments play a crucial role in delivering on the ground efforts to protect our environment and services such as e-waste recycling.
The National Clean Air Agreement will focus on actions to reduce air pollution and improve air quality through cooperative action between industry and government at the national, state and local level.
Partnerships with Local Government, and the communities they represent, are critical for ensuring a cleaner and more resilient environment for Australia.