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Wollongong City Council

Climate Change Mitigation

Climate change mitigation is the technical term for our efforts to reduce or prevent greenhouse gas emissions. This includes switching to renewable energy sources, increasing energy efficiency, reducing waste, reducing transport emissions and using gas capture technologies.

Our Climate Change Mitigation Plan 2020-2022 PDF, 4379.41 KB explains how Council will work towards meeting our emissions reduction targets. Some of the ways we'll do this include building partnerships with government, business, industry and community groups; undertaking research and pilot projects within our community; and rolling out some key projects to reduce Council’s emissions.

This plan is the first of many plans that will be prepared. Our plans will be informed by regular assessments of Council and City emissions to track our progress. We'll also keep updating our plans based on previous success stories, learnings, and new technological advances.

The actions in this draft plan fall under six key themes:

  • Climate Change Leadership and Planning
  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Trees and Vegetation
  • Working with our Community.

Find out more

Visit these websites to learn more about climate change mitigation.