The City of Greater Geelong (the City) acknowledges the changing climate is a global emergency and recognises the urgent need to take appropriate action, both mitigation and adaptation. The City is developing a Climate Change Response Plan (CCRP), identified as a priority action in the new Sustainability Framework and Environment Strategy 2020-2030.

The Plan will provide a roadmap for how the City will reduce its operational carbon emissions and manage its climate change risks. The Plan will also identify how the City can support community and business efforts to reduce emissions and preparing to adapt to the likely impacts of a changing climate.

Through this engagement process, the City’s goal is to work with both internal and external stakeholders and the community to co-develop a municipality wide Climate Change Response Plan that is understood, accepted and supported by all parties, providing a platform for a shared commitment to collaborative action.

Community interest in tackling climate change is growing, but the region needs a holistic plan to show how we (the City, residents, and businesses) will rapidly reduce our emissions and adapt to climate change risks.

In response to this need, the City is leading the development of a new Climate Change Response Plan.

Ways to get Involved

Community Forum

An important part of developing the Climate Change Response Plan is consultation with the communities that contribute to Geelong’s action on climate change.

We would like to invite you to register your interest in a community forum where you will have the opportunity to help inform the development of the Plan.

The forum will encourage an open dialogue to identify and test the issues, goals, targets and actions needed to achieve change. Guest speakers will present on what is happening in the community now to reduce emissions and adapt to a changing climate and what could be done in the future.

The forum will take place in February 2021 - Please register your interest below and we will contact you in the new year to confirm the date and time of the forum.

Climate Action Case Studies

Communities, businesses, and individuals across the City of Greater Geelong region are taking action to reduce their emissions and build resilience to climate-related impacts. The following case studies provide a few examples of these actions.

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