Last year the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) warned we have less than 12 years to reduce global CO2 emissions by at least 50% or face irreversible damage to our planet.

At the end of February this year, Blue Mountains City Council became the third council in NSW to declare a climate emergency. Mayor Mark Greenhill explains:

“The declaration recognises the planet is in a state of climate emergency. Local government needs to demonstrate the leadership that has been lacking at the NSW state and federal level and start to take real action against climate change. We have no time to waste."

It’s clear from the IPCC report, the single most important thing we can do to stop climate change is reduce emissions. So, what is Council doing to support this? Click on any of the images below to read about our current action on climate change, as well as tips for residents to reduce emissions at home. This page will be updated when more projects are approved, and as we receive results on our carbon emissions reduction.