We declared a climate emergency in October 2019 joining a global movement to ensure safe and sustainable environments for future generations. This means leading by reducing the impact of emissions from our own activities and services, while also supporting the community in positive climate action.
This plan puts into practice our recognition of the emergency context and a commitment to making a positive difference in Banyule and beyond. It sets out the actions our staff will take over the next 4 years, to reduce emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change. Collectively, these will place us on a pathway to carbon neutrality by 2028. We recognise that reaching our carbon neutrality target is both a cultural and technical task. Everyone in Council plays a part. We are taking a collaborative approach, working across our departments, as well as closely with our community and other councils in the region.
This plan sets out 30 actions over 9 priority themes to reach our 2028 zero net emissions target.