Council chooses to take a leadership role on sustainability, not only because it wishes to tackle these issues in the short term, but also because it embraces its responsibility to the next generation of Yarra citizens
As a result of climate change, Yarra will face higher average temperatures and lower average rainfalls, as well as more frequent extreme weather events, such as heat waves, droughts and severe storms. Left unchecked, the over consumption of resources will lead to disruptions to essential services and inadequate access to food and water.
Our challenge will be to continue to mitigate greenhouse contributions and act locally. We should addressing risks to Council assets, operations and services, and support community resilience and adaptation to the current and future impacts of climate change.