Australian local government emission reduction targets

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Australian local government emission reduction targets are set in Australia by local governments (also known as Councils).

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[edit] City of Whitehorse, Melbourne, Victoria

Council’s revised Energy Conservation Goals:

Corporate Goals:

  • Reduce corporate Greenhouse Gas emissions by 25% by 2012 (compared with 2002 levels)
  • To be Carbon Neutral across all Council operations by 2015
  • Reduce corporate Greenhouse Gas emissions by 35% by 2020 (compared with 2002 levels)

Community Goals:

  • Reduce community Greenhouse Gas emissions by 20% by 2012 (compared with 1996 levels)
  • Reduce community Greenhouse Gas emissions by 30% by 2020 (compared with 1996 levels)[1]

[edit] City of Darebin, Melbourne, Victoria

Darebin Council's 2010 emissions reduction target of 20% reduction on 1995 emission levels was achieved ahead of time in the 2008/2009 financial year.[2]

The City of Darebin has set a target of zero net emissions by 2020.[3]y

[edit] City of Melbourne

In 2003 the City of Melbourne set a target of zero net emissions by 2020.[4]

The Greenhouse Action Plan 2006-2010 will be reviewed on a two yearly basis, subsequent to the completion and analysis of City of Melbourne’s yearly greenhouse inventory.

The City of Melbourne has set the following goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions:

  • To reduce Council’s own emissions by 30 percent below 1996 levels by 2010, and to achieve zero net emissions for the organisation by 2020;
  • To reduce the municipality’s emissions by 20 percent below 1996 levels by 2010, and to reach zero net emissions for the municipality by 2020.

[edit] City of Boroondara

The carbon reduction aim for Boroondara Council was increased in 2009 to the range 30-40% below 2007-08 levels by 2020. It was previously set at 25-40%.[5]


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[edit] References

  1. Whitehorse Energy Action Plans 2009 - 2014
  2. Switch off with Earth Hour, City of Darebin, 3 March 2010
  3. Darebin Community Climate Change Action Plan June 2009, City of Darebin
  4. City of Melbourne Greenhouse Action Plan 2006-2010
  5. Our low carbon future, City of Boroondara
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