brimbank,
26
July
2016
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09:10
Australia/Melbourne

Brimbank makes Climate Change Pledge

Summary

Brimbank City Council has pledged its support for action on climate change by supporting the State Government’s TAKE2 Climate Change Pledge program.

At its 19 July Council meeting, Council committed to become a TAKE2 founding partner organisation, making us a key part of the first state government-led voluntary climate change pledging initiative in Australia. The program supports the State Government’s long-term target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 for Victoria.

Actions Underway

The pledge is built on the actions already underway through our Greenhouse Reduction Strategy – which has already seen a 7 per cent cut in our greenhouse gas emissions.

Our Greenhouse Reduction Strategy has a target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2022/23, compared with 2011 emission levels.

We've replaced more than 11,600 street lights across Brimbank with energy efficient lights, reducing emissions by 2,659 tonnes of CO2 per year – that’s the equivalent of taking 380 cars off the road.

Further Initiatives

We've implemented measures that will deliver further emissions reductions in the coming years. These include building designing the new Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, to five star Green Star – an international rating system for green building construction.

TAKE2

In June 2016, Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced Victoria’s target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and launched TAKE2 , a new pledge system delivered by Sustainability Victoria to bring government, business and the community together to achieve the collective goal.

TAKE2 is a way for all Victorians, including state and local government, businesses, community, educational organisations and individuals, to contribute to reaching Victoria’s target of net zero emissions by 2050.

Councils have been leading the way on climate change at a local level. Brimbank City Council has provided for support the program by signing up as a Founding Partner.

Victorians are invited to visit the pledge website and register their commitmentto be part of the process of helping Victoria reach net zero by 2050 at: TAKE2.