The global role of cities in stepping up to act on climate change was recognised in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Since that time, national and state governments, cities, investors, businesses and communities alike have begun to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to help avoid a global average temperature rise of 1.5°C.
To align with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, the City of Melbourne believes it now needs to reset ambitious emissions reduction targets for 2030, achieve net zero emissions before 2050 and align its strategy to the C40 Climate Action Plan Framework.
This Climate Mitigation Strategy sets out priority actions, partnerships, investments and advocacy to help the City of Melbourne achieve this.
Priority actions include:
- Reduce emissions from Council operations
- 100 per cent renewable energy
- Zero emissions buildings and precincts
- Zero emissions transport
- Reducing the impact of waste