City of Melville is one of four LG’s in WA and 23 Australia wide to be a part of this initiative.
The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is the largest international alliance of Cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, resilient society.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey signed the pledge to this covenant and strengthened our City’s endeavours to be a globally benchmarked low-emission and climate resilient community.
As the first step under the pledge, the City conducted a baseline estimation of emissions using the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories and found that the City’s total annual community emissions were around 1,181kt CO2-e.
The largest source of emissions in the City was found to be stationary energy, which mainly comprises electricity consumed by buildings and facilities and accounted for 48% (564kt) of total emissions. Meanwhile, on-road transportation was responsible for 30%, emissions from solid waste accounts for 7% and emissions from wastewater were 15% of the total emission of the City.
Focusing on our top four priority areas
• On-road transportation
• Solid waste ie garbage
• Waste water
The City seeks collaboration from the community in reducing your emissions at home and while at work, focusing on the top four priority areas. The City has partnered with the Climate Council, through the Cities Power Partnership (CPP) to help strengthen our efforts in reducing energy consumption.
The City is currently working towards a target of 48% emission reduction from its own facilities and operations by 2025 in-line with the global standards and commitments. We wish to extend the targets on emission reduction to the whole City, working with community members to help achieve targets for a cleaner, more sustainable City now and for future generations.