Member Councils

City of Boroondara have a commitment to reduce emissions by 30 – 40% below 2007/08 levels by 2020. The Council’s strategy allows a flexible approach to account for the rapidly changing political and social context surrounding climate change and greenhouse gas abatement, and the emergence of new technologies and practices.  Read more here.

Glen Eira City Council declared a climate emergency on 5 May 2020, committing to stronger climate action. To support this ambition, Council set new emission reduction targets of zero net emissions for corporate emissions by 2025 and zero net community emissions by 2030. Read more here.

Knox City Council has been a recognized local government leader in action on climate change since 2011 and has implemented a host of mitigation and adaptation projects. In 2012 Council endorsed a cutting edge Climate Change Response Plan.  Read more here.

Maroondah City Council is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2020. To reduce its emissions Council has undertaken actions such as energy efficiency retrofitting in Council buildings as well as purchasing a portion of its energy for public lighting and Council buildings from renewable energy sources.  Read more here.

Monash City Council is committed to a 20% reduction in Council’s energy levels by 2020 compared to 2010 levels. Council currently invests millions of dollars annually on environmentally sustainable initiatives, including energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.  Read more here.

City of Stonnington is committed to a 30% reduction in emission by 2020. Council is responsible for leading and implementing a range of environmental services and initiatives that are designed to protect assets for generations to come.  Read more about Stonnington’s Sustainable Environment Strategy here.

Whitehorse City Council is committed to reduce its corporate greenhouse gas emissions by 45% and become carbon neutral in its operations by 2022 (based on 2002 level).  Its interim Climate Response Plan (endorsed in September 2020) reflects this, to build on the work it has achieved to date corporately and within the Whitehorse community, and build the momentum it is required to accelerate and strengthen the actions currently underway.   To learn more about Whitehorse Council’s sustainability strategy and actions, visit here.

Yarra Ranges Council has recently committed to the ‘Adapting to a Changing Climate and Energy Future’ plan focusing on Council’s own carbon management activities, adapting to climate change and promoting energy transition.  Read more here.