Climate Action Plan – Mitigation Strategy
The Climate Action Plan – Mitigation Strategy was adopted by Council on 6 April 2021. The Plan was developed with community consultation during 2020 and early 2021. The Plan is a strategic document developed in response to Mosman Council declaring a Climate Emergency on the 12 November 2019 and on the 7 July 2020 committing to a net zero carbon emission profile for Council operations by 2030 and an aspirational goal of net zero carbon emission profile by 2040 for the Community. In response to these actions Council also established a Climate Action Community Consultative Committee comprising Councillors, members of the community and Council staff, as it is clear that Community participation in the plan is critical for its success.
The Plan is a living document, with strategies and actions for lowering emissions by emission accountability, reducing throughput, improving technology and infrastructure, and with community initiatives to help lower emissions throughout the LGA. It sets out a list of actions for Council and prioritises them in regard to a quadruple bottom line assessment evaluating economic, social, environmental and governance benefits and impacts.
Funding for these projects will be subject to Council’s annual budgeting process. The Plan will also provide Council will opportunities to support projects through grant funding.
Council is presently developing as sister document, the Climate Action Plan – Resilience and Adaptation plan which will be presented to Council in July 2021.