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Climate Change

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Vision

Maroondah is a carbon neutral organisation which is building resilience to the effects of climate change

Directions

Council is taking action on climate change in two ways.

We are looking at:

  • ways we can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, which give rise to climate change. To guide our work we have developed a Carbon Neutral Strategy.  The Strategy includes many actions that will help Council meet its target to reduce Council’s greenhouse gas emissions by 20% below the 2010/11 levels. A major initiative of the Strategy is the replacement of streetlights to more energy efficient lighting options.
  • how we should adapt our services to respond the localised impacts of climate change. Council is a member the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA). In 2014 EAGA undertook a regional risk assessment of the impacts to Councils arising from climate change. These impacts are likely to include heatwaves, droughts, bushfires, flooding and storms. Climate change predictions forecast many of the impacts to increase in severity and frequency. To respond to these findings, and reduce these risks, Council is currently preparing a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.   

Facts and figures

  • Around 7,000 Maroondah Households have solar Photo voltaic panels that generate clean electricity (March 2017)
  • Streetlighting represents 44% of Council's greenhouse gas emissions. Council has converted 2,171 street lights to energy saving LED streetlights.
  • Climate change projections for Melbourne's east indicate our future will be hotter and drier

Further information

  • Maroondah City Council’s Sustainability Team on 1300 88 22 33
  • Read our sustainability blog to see posts such as energy efficiency in the home
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