Reducing Operational Emissions in the Clarence Valley

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Clarence Valley Council in association with the NSW Government Sustainable Councils and Communities Program is looking to develop a community climate action strategy to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. This project follows on from Councils leadership decision to acknowledge a climate emergency and to establish a target to reduce Councils operational emissions by 50% before 2030 and to be net zero by 2050.

Clarence Valley Council is a relative large organisation however it makes up only a small percentage of the emission generated in the Clarence Valley. It is therefore critical that business and households all play a part in reducing our emissions if we are to achieve the global goal of minimising the longer term impacts of climate change.

Council believes the first step on this path is to engage with our community to explore what may be achievable targets and a suitable strategy on how we can achieve those targets. The initial engagement is a short survey to ascertain community views on climate change, emission targets, actions that can be taken and how Council can help implement actions. The second stage of engagement will be community meetings hopefully face to face however they may need to be on-line due to COVID 19. The final stage of planned engagement will be the opportunity to comment on a draft strategy.

The 10 question community survey below, is an important component of the project; we will greatly appreciate if you can take the 10 minutes to complete the survey.

If you have any ideas, please pop it in the ideas tab below.

For further information please contact Ken Wilson or Suzanne Lynch on 6643 0200.

Clarence Valley Council in association with the NSW Government Sustainable Councils and Communities Program is looking to develop a community climate action strategy to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. This project follows on from Councils leadership decision to acknowledge a climate emergency and to establish a target to reduce Councils operational emissions by 50% before 2030 and to be net zero by 2050.

Clarence Valley Council is a relative large organisation however it makes up only a small percentage of the emission generated in the Clarence Valley. It is therefore critical that business and households all play a part in reducing our emissions if we are to achieve the global goal of minimising the longer term impacts of climate change.

Council believes the first step on this path is to engage with our community to explore what may be achievable targets and a suitable strategy on how we can achieve those targets. The initial engagement is a short survey to ascertain community views on climate change, emission targets, actions that can be taken and how Council can help implement actions. The second stage of engagement will be community meetings hopefully face to face however they may need to be on-line due to COVID 19. The final stage of planned engagement will be the opportunity to comment on a draft strategy.

The 10 question community survey below, is an important component of the project; we will greatly appreciate if you can take the 10 minutes to complete the survey.

If you have any ideas, please pop it in the ideas tab below.

For further information please contact Ken Wilson or Suzanne Lynch on 6643 0200.