Climate change

By 2030, the north coast region of New South Wales, where Byron Shire is situated, is predicted to be significantly affected by warmer temperatures, an increased number of high temperature days, decreased rainfall during winter and increased average and severe fire weather days.

Like many other councils, we have contributed to global climate change through our reliance on carbon-intensive fuel sources for energy production and transportation. In recognition of the importance local government plays in addressing climate change, we have been undertaking mitigation and adaptation actions for more than a decade.