Sustainable living

City of Sydney declares climate emergency

We’ve declared that climate change poses a serious risk and should be treated as a national emergency.

More than 600 jurisdictions in 13 countries – including ourselves – have now declared a climate emergency, according to the International Climate Emergency Forum.

The Climate Emergency Declaration campaign in Australia is supported by over 50 climate action groups, including the International Climate Emergency Forum, Extinction Rebellion, and Greenpeace Australia.

As part of our Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan, we’re working hard to reduce our carbon footprint.

From next year, we’ll source 100% renewable energy to meet our electricity needs, and replace all street lights with energy efficient LEDs. We’ve also supported businesses to reduce emissions by 52% since 2006 through the Better Buildings Partnership.

We work with the community, business and all levels of government for a more sustainable Sydney.

Published 28 June 2019