This Zero Carbon Emissions Strategy seeks to consolidate Council’s emission reduction actions to date and prioritise ongoing efforts to the most cost-effective reduction opportunities.
A particular focus will be placed on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
This is in line with the emissions reduction hierarchy:
Figure 8: Emissions Reduction Hierarchy
Table 5: Greenhouse Emissions Reduction – Action Mix
A Council Action Plan has been developed to reach the 50% emissions reduction target by 2020. Refer to Appendix 1-3 for the detailed action plan.
Council will build on the opportunities identified in the Low Carbon Growth Plan and will collaborate with key stakeholders to develop a Community Zero Carbon Action Plan.
This collaboration will identify and establish roles and responsibilities to deliver community emissions reduction.
The Action Plan will use the One Planet Living framework and section 7.1 Action Mix Table on pages 22 to 23 of this document as a basis for partnership projects.