On Tuesday 13 August 2019, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council officially declared a climate emergency.
A Climate Emergency is a resolution for immediate and urgent action to reverse global warming. It is an unequivocal statement that it is the responsibility of every level of government, every community and business, and every person to:
- Reduce emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change
- Plan to adapt to the changes that cannot be avoided
Declaring a Climate Emergency is more than just words.
As a key part of the declaration, Council will develop a Climate Emergency Plan to guide the Climate Emergency response. A draft plan will be prepared for Council review by February 2020 and will be available for public exhibition in approximately May 2020.
We’re calling on the community to provide input, feedback and ideas that will help develop the Plan, which will include a range of climate change actions to guide all Shire operations as well as advocating to State and Federal government and supporting community action.
The Climate Emergency Plan will focus on seven key areas including:
- Energy Transition
- Zero Emissions Transport
- Circular Economy and Zero Waste
- Sustainable Farming
- Natural Environment and Sequestration
- Resilient Mornington Peninsula
- Climate Emergency Mobilisation and Leadership
You can find more detailed information on the Climate Emergency page.