Reducing Council's emissions
In recognition of the importance local government plays in addressing climate change, Council has been actively implementing emissions reduction actions and reporting on emissions since 2004.
We have committed to:
- Achieving 100% net zero emissions for Council operations by 2025 in collaboration with Zero Emissions Byron.
- Sourcing 100% of Council's energy needs through renewable energy within 10 years (2027).
- Becoming certified under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard by 2025/26.
Current emissions profile
View the most recent emissions inventory report.(PDF, 796KB)
How we will achieve our targets
Net Zero Emissions Action Plan
The Net Zero Emissions Action Plan for Council Operations 2025(PDF, 5MB) was adopted on 26 November 2020. It sets out actionable steps that staff can follow in order to achieve the high-level goals set out in the Strategy, and is designed to align with Council’s four-year Delivery Program and annual Operational Plan. Progress updates on the Action Plan will be provided to Council each year as part of the annual emissions inventory.
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