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Mosman consults community on Climate Action Plan

17 December 2020

Residents are being invited to have their say on Mosman’s draft Climate Strategy and Action Plan which has been placed on public exhibition following its endorsement by Council at its December meeting.

The document provides a strategic framework to reduce CO2 emissions for both Council operations and the wider Mosman community and will work in tandem with a Climate Resilience and Adaptation Plan which is currently being developed.

“Reducing carbon and greenhouse gas emissions is vital to address the impacts of climate change and real change happens at a community level so it’s important Mosman Council supports the community transition to a greener approach,” Mosman Mayor Carolyn Corrigan said.

“The plan provides leadership, guidance and education on an emissions reduction pathway for Council and for the community, building on the significant efforts that are already underway.

“This week’s official opening of a public electric vehicle (EV) fast charger in Mosman, which is the first fast charger installed by a metro Sydney council and the only fast charger within a 10km radius, demonstrates Council’s support for electric vehicle uptake as part of its efforts to help reduce emissions.”

The draft Climate Strategy and Action Plan, which establishes clear policy direction for future programs, lists seven action areas including Energy Use, Biodiversity and Trees, Water Cycle, Waste, Transport, Built Environment and Engaging and Educating the Community.

The plan has been developed with input from Council’s newly formed Climate Action Community Consultative Committee and follows the declaration of a Climate Emergency by Council and adoption of a net zero emission target for Council operations by 2030 and an aspirational net zero target for the community by 2040.

To view the document and make a submission visit yourvoicemosman.com.au until the end of February 2021.