Good news of goverment action on climate change

High rise buildings in Sydney city with Centre Point Tower on the left

City council mayors unite to combat greenhouse gas emissions

Congratulations to the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors who met recently and committed to a seven-point plan to reduce carbon emissions by 57 megatonnes every year by 2020. Part of the scheme is to change all urban lighting to high efficiency LED lighting, retrofit buildings and reduce commercial floor space of employees by 20 per cent.

It’s an example of how combating climate change needs many different prongs all working together to make the big difference. Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, made the point that the targets could only be achieved if governments and industry partner the city councils’ plans.

The scheme has the support of the NSW Climate Change and the Environment Minister John Robertson and the Green Building Council of Australia.

The capital city majors have set an example for regional and rural councils, state governments and the federal government.


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