Sustainable climate and environmental care is a key focus for Council. Our work is guided by our Climate Response Strategy and Plan which were adopted by Council on 27 November 2023. This follows on from Council declaring a Climate Emergency on 12 September 2022. Along with other environmental sustainability strategies, the Climate Response Strategy supports Council to take a leadership role in addressing climate change consistent with Whitehorse’s Community Vision.
Our Climate Response Strategy targets are:
- Maintain carbon neutral status for corporate emissions
- Source 100 per cent renewable electricity for Council operations by 2025
- Achieve net zero corporate emissions by 2032
- Aspire for net zero community emissions by 2040