Kiama Municipal Council
Represented by Mark Honey, Mayor
How does your organisation address climate change?
Kiama Municipal Council is committed to minimising its impact by reducing emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change. We have set out to directly achieve this by implementing our Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan (CORP ERP) that provides a pathway to continue to achieve emissions reductions for the future and lays the foundation to reach our net-zero targets.
Part of this commitment involves lobbying State and Federal governments to take a more stringent and collective approach to reduce emissions. We have already implemented a number of emission reduction actions including energy efficiency upgrades, on-site generation of renewable energy, and waste reduction projects.
These achievements and reductions are measured and reported annually through our robust carbon accounting program to best understand where future actions are best implemented. To meet the challenges of addressing the climate emergency it will take a collective effort from all aspects of government and the Community.
As the level of government closest to the community, we wanted to show leadership to our residents and local businesses through our CORP ERP. To complement this plan a Community Emissions Reduction Plan will also be developed to facilitate sharing knowledge, research, and experience with the local community.
What is your organisation doing to create a better future?
Read more about Kiama Municipal Council’s climate commitments here.