In March 2020, Council resolved to become a net zero emitter of greenhouse gases in its operations by 2030 and in the community by 2050. This means the amount of greenhouse gases we remove and avoid through initiatives like clean energy generation and tree planning, equals or exceeds those that we produce through activities such as through vehicle emissions and building infrastructure, resulting in an overall zero increase in emissions.
To meet this resolution, Sutherland Shire’s Climate Strategy is being developed within the framework of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy network, which we joined in April 2021.
The Sutherland Shire Climate Strategy includes the measurement of current greenhouse gas emissions for both the Council and the community. From this information we can set targets for reductions, implement actions to hit those targets and track and report our success. We’re confident we’ll be greenhouse gas neutral by 2030 - and doing our part in tackling climate change.
Solar panels at The Pavilion Performing Arts Centre, 30 Eton Street, Sutherland NSW