The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - released in March 2022 - urgently warns us the window to limit the threatening impacts of climate change is closing and immediate action is needed. We know this is the critical decade for reducing emissions.

In early 2019 Blue Mountains City Council was the third Council in NSW to declare a climate emergency, recognising the need for urgent climate action. Since then Council has adopted the target of net zero emissions from operations by the end of 2025 and has joined the Cities Race to Zero which will see Council expand its focus into community emissions reduction.

Blue Mountains City Council also continues to advocate for action on climate change. In February 2022 Council reasserted its declaration of a climate emergency and called on the Federal Government to take greater and faster action to reduce emissions.

Click on any of the images below to read about our current action on climate change, as well as tips to help reduce emissions at home.