Climate Change Plan
Science has demonstrated that our climate is already experiencing changes, and these changes will continue to increase in intensity, severity and impact.
The City of Kwinana recognises its responsibility to help mitigate against climate change, and to adapt to the changes happening both now and in the future.
The City adopted its Climate Change Plan 2021-2026 in March 2021. The Plan sets the following overarching mitigation and adaptation goals:
- Reduce carbon dioxide equivalent emissions generated by the City’s operations by 5% per capita by 2025
- Identify and ensure that the increasing impacts of climate change are considered and addressed through the City’s strategic framework and operations
- Support the community to better understand, prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change
A full list of actions can be found in the Climate Change Plan 2021-2026.
The City’s previous Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Plan 2015-2020 drove the implementation of a number of achievements, including:
- A 30.2% reduction in annual greenhouse gas emissions between 2009-2010 and 2019-2020
- The installation of a further 183kW of solar voltaic systems on seven City-owned facilities
- The planting of 1,381 street trees between 2016 and 2020
- The planting of around 70,000 local endemic species as part of the City’s revegetation programs between 2016 and 2020. The City was recognised as a local government leader for having increased its green cover by 6% while experiencing the highest level of population growth in its climate category
- The annual delivery of a seven week sustainable living course to residents
The City runs workshops, seminars and courses on a variety of sustainability, environmental conservation and waste topics throughout the year.
If you would like to be placed on a mailing list to receive notification of these events please contact the City's Sustainability Officer.