Our Climate Emergency Response

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Mornington Peninsula Shire recognises the climate emergency presents an unprecedented challenge. We need to all work together to curb emissions and stay under 1.5oC.

Our Climate Emergency Plan(PDF, 76MB) provides clear priorities across 'seven summits' for how we will support and work with our community to achieve zero carbon emissions for the Mornington Peninsula by 2040. Or see the Plan summary(PDF, 15MB).

The Shire is keen to support our community, businesses, schools and organisations to take action and join collectively on initiatives that will help us reach net zero emissions by 2040 and create a clean, green future for all.

To see our progress to date, go to Track our progress and check out our Online Progress Portal.

To see our progress on the Climate Emergency Plan over the last 12 months, you can download our Annual Progress Report 22-23(PDF, 2MB) or the Progress Report Summary 22-23



We are delighted to announce that the Shire's Climate Emergency Plan won the Cities Power Partnership Award in the Ambition category in November 2021.  These awards recognise outstanding council-led initiatives from around the country.  Find out more about the awards here or find out more about the Plan in this Case Study.


All local governments have a legal obligation to role to address climate change under the Local Government Act 2020 (Vic) and the Climate Change Act 2017 (Vic).  For more details on the legal responsibilities of local government in acting on climate change, refer to Local Government Climate Change Adaptation Roles and Responsibilities under Victorian legislation.

To find out more about climate change, check out this webinar Climate Change - what is it and what can we do about it?

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