The City of Melbourne has developed the Climate Change Mitigation Strategy that aims to reduce the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the municipality.

The draft strategy aligns to the Paris Climate Agreement and the international effort to stay below a 1.5°C rise in global average temperatures. It describes the actions we can take together to address the causes of climate change. It might be a global problem but the solutions are right here in our city.

We have consulted with climate change experts in the field, looking for the best ideas, and we are not finished yet. We want your ideas on potential actions that Melbourne's community, businesses, industry partners, and the State and Federal Government, can take to deliver on our commitment to keep Melbourne below a 1.5°C rise in global average temperature.

Community consultation was delivered from September to October 2018. From the feedback received, the final strategy was presented and endorsed at the Future Melbourne Committee in December 2018.

The strategy is aligned to the Paris Climate Agreement and forms part of the international effort to stay below a 1.5°C rise in global average temperatures.

This draft strategy groups actions into four priorities:

  1. 100 per cent renewable energy
  2. Zero emissions buildings and precincts
  3. Zero emissions transport
  4. reduce the impact of waste
Under each priority, there are actions the City of Melbourne can take, actions we need other levels of Government to drive and actions we need to collectively achieve together.

Everyone who lives, works, and plays in the city of Melbourne is impacted by climate change. We all need to play a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that are heating up the planet and causing climate change.

Greenhouse gas emissions in the municipality of Melbourne are generated from electricity, gas, transport, and waste, produced by our daily activities. They are also generated by food and agriculture, goods and services, and the resources that go into packaging, clothes and building materials.

To reach the global target of limiting temperature rise below 1.5°C, we need to electrify everything, power it with renewable energy, and reduce waste. We need collective action by customers and businesses; commuters and transport companies; tenants and building owners; and investors and government regulators.

Ideas Forum

Take a look at the ideas submitted for other actions we could consider.