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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?

We have committed to the ambitious target of achieving net zero emissions by 2031 for all of our operations, facilities and services, including an interim target of 50% of electricity from renewable sources by 2025.
Prioritised actions in the CORP ERP build on past successes and knowledge and focus on researching innovative and proven emissions reduction technologies, reducing energy consumption, and replacing current energy sources with cleaner alternatives.

Read more about Kiama Municipal Council’s climate commitments here.