Thursday, May 30, 2024

Northern Beaches breathes new life into climate pledges

Sydney’s Northern Beaches Council Council says it has completed two of its five commitments to act on climate change and will now adopt two new pledges to keep moving forward.

As part of the Climate Council’s Cities Power Partnership (CPP), Council has pledged to revise its procurement policies and procedures to ensure suppliers align with Council’s sustainability goals. Council says it will also provide incentives and remove barriers to encourage local businesses to take up solar power and battery storage.

Northern Beaches Mayor, Michael Regan said the CPP Power Pledges were an important catalyst for local governments and communities across Australia taking climate action.

“We are proud to be part of CPP, which is Australia’s largest network of local councils leading the way to a net zero emissions future,” Mayor Regan said.

“Since making its initial pledges in 2018, we have successfully met two of them and are making great progress on the remainder. We are now making two more pledges so we can keep moving forward on climate action and help our community to do the same.

“Participation supports the implementation of our environmental sustainability goals and strategies and promotes Council’s efforts in mitigating and adapting to climate change.”

He said Council will support local businesses through the Sustainable Business Network to reduce emissions and costs by providing advice and information about installing solar power and batteries.

The CPP is a nationwide network that requires Council to select five pledges, and to report progress on these pledges through an annual survey. Participation in the program offers councils access to expert knowledge, collaboration and shared learnings with other councils around the country and promotion on the CPP website and in the media.

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