What council has achieved in the past in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
Since 2007, we’ve reduced our greenhouse gas emissions from Council operations by 44 percent, we’ve planted 2,700 mature trees per year, replaced 6,000 street lights with more energy-efficient technologies – reducing emissions by more than 2,100 tonnes a year – installed rainwater tanks and solar panels on Council-owned buildings, and are switching to 100 per cent renewable energy.
What council hopes to achieve in the future in energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transport or broader sustainability
We have a target to achieve zero net emissions for our community and to reduce emissions from Council’s operations by 95% by 2040. We are also on track to increase the tree canopy in Moonee Valley from 11 percent to 30 percent by 2040.
What council hopes to gain from being a member of the Cities Power Partnership
The CCP aligns well with our recent climate emergency declaration and carbon emission reduction targets. We are looking forward to strengthening our response to climate change by connecting with other councils and having access to expert advice on climate change and solutions based on the most up-to-date science available.