Climate change is here, and its impacts are already affecting our environment, our society and our economy. While global efforts to tackle climate change are increasing, the science is clear that these efforts are not enough to keep climate change from affecting life on earth in increasingly severe ways. With climate change already impacting our day to day lives, we need stronger action, urgently.
What is Council doing?
While Council is already acting by implementing the 2016 Greater Dandenong Sustainability Strategy, we all need to do much more if we are to do our fair share to limit global warming to 1.5oC, combat climate change and reduce exposure to the unavoidable impacts of a climate change crisis.
Declaration of a Climate and Ecological Emergency
Recognising this, Greater Dandenong City Council, in January 2020 joined a growing number of cities around Australia and declared a ‘Climate and Ecological Emergency’ committing us to emergency action on climate change.
Greater Dandenong Climate Change Strategy 2020 - 2030
Council has developed a Climate Change Emergency Strategy and Action Plan 2020-30 to help the City of Greater Dandenong become a resilient, net zero carbon emission city with an active community prepared for the challenges of changing climate.
Literature Review and Discussion Paper 1.4MB
Climate Change Action - Gap Analysis Evaluation Report 8.8MB
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile and Mitigation Report 2.2MB
Climate Change Risk and Adaptation Analysis Report 3MB