Reducing the community's emissions

Zero Carbon

It is Council’s goal for Moreland to foster a ‘zero carbon’ community by 2040.  For two decades now, Council has been working with delivery partners including Australian Energy Foundation (formerly Moreland Energy Foundation or MEFL), CERES – Environment Park and more recently the Northern Alliance for Greenhouse Action to support the transition to an equitable low carbon society.

Strategic objectives

In September 2018 Council adopted the Zero Carbon Moreland 2040 Framework which sets the vision, principles, direction for efforts to realise a zero carbon Moreland by 2040. In the 2040 Framework Council “acknowledges we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government, including local Councils”.

The 2040 Framework sets medium-term priorities to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions relating to three strategic directions:

  • Energy Transition: Efficient and 100% Renewably Powered Energy
  • Sustainable Transport: Active or Zero Emissions Transport
  • Waste and Consumption: Circular Economy with Zero Waste

Have your say

We are currently inviting submissions from the community on our Draft Zero Carbon Action Plan until 27 September 2019.

Find out more about how you can have your say.