Council's Climate and Renewables Strategy

Climate and Renewables Strategy

Council has adopted a Climate and Renewables Strategy to assist the Inner West to respond to the climate emergency. The strategy commits council to taking more action and places climate at the centre of all decision making.

Background research

The strategy has been informed by the research below, undertaken by experienced and well respected groups and individuals:

Pathway to a Carbon Neutral Council (2018)

Prepared by Inner West Council

Analysis of Inner West Council's options for reaching carbon neutrality based on a technical report by specialist advisors 100% Renewables. The Pathway was peer reviewed by Associate Professor Mark Diesendorf, University of NSW.

Inner West Pathway to Zero Emissions (2019)

Prepared by Kinesis

This report quantifies and describes the Inner West community carbon footprint, models future scenarios, considers Council’s areas of influence, and makes recommendations for key actions that support community emissions reduction.

Household Consumption Emissions in the Inner West Local Government Area (2018)

Prepared by Arunima Malik, Manfred Lenzen and colleagues, ISA, School of Physics, The University of Sydney

This analysis quantifies the impact of household consumption on carbon emissions and highlights the importance of taking a holistic approach to carbon reduction by Inner West Council beyond focusing on energy, transport and waste.

Opportunities for Community Energy in the Inner West (2018)

Prepared by Franciska Mey and Nicky Ison, Community Power Agency

Overview and recommendations on how Council can foster community energy options, specifically focussing on the Inner West community and Council's context.

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Page last updated: 14 Apr 2021