Local governments in Tasmania have many opportunities to reduce the emissions associated with their operations and services. Reducing emissions and using resources efficiently will not only deliver environmental benefits, but can also deliver cost savings.
For some advice about actions councils can take, take a look at our tips for businesses and resources for businesses. Councils can also consider:
Local governments across Tasmania and Australia are showing leadership in emissions reduction activities, both within their own operations and across their communities. Explore some highlights using the links below.
Other Australian councils
- Bellingen Shire Council Climate Change Action Plan (PDF)
Bellingen Shire Council has adopted an emissions reduction target of 40 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020 for its operations.
- City of Fremantle
The City of Fremantle is collecting accolades for its participation in the One Planet Living program, promoting sustainability at a corporate and community level.
- City of Greater Geelong
The Geelong ecoCHALLENGE Initiative is the City's way of working towards a smaller environmental footprint and a more sustainable future.
- City of Melbourne
Can the City of Melbourne achieve Zero Net Emissions by 2020?
- City of Sydney
An ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent and for the city to have capacity to achieve up to 100 per cent of electricity demand by local electricity generation by 2030.
- City of Yarra
To date, the City of Yarra has achieved a 22.4 per cent reduction in its greenhouse gas emissions and obtains 6 per cent of its energy from local, low-carbon sources.
More information for local government is available on our Local government climate change adaptation page and Local government area climate profiles page.