Mornington Peninsula Shire is acting to reduce the impacts of climate change and become more resilient to the inevitable effects which, to an extent, are being witnessed already. The Shire has a team dedicated to achieving this – the Climate Change, Energy and Water team.
The Shire’s forward thinking approach to climate change action is highlighted by its compliance with the Compact of Mayors, the world’s largest coalition of city leaders addressing climate change by pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, tracking their progress and preparing for the impacts of climate change.
Council adopted a Policy of Carbon Neutrality in February 2016.
Four key projects to achieve Carbon Neutrality have been prioritised for action:
- Bulk LED street lighting upgrade
- Solar panel roll-out on Council buildings
- Energy efficient Council buildings
- Carbon offsetting
We invite you to join us in acting collaboratively on Climate Change – to both reduce the risk of climate change and become as prepared as possible to deal with the impacts that climate change is having on our communities.