Yarra certified as carbon neutral for 11th consecutive year

Aerial view of Richmond Town Hall on Bridge Road, Richmond.

Yarra City Council has again been certified as a carbon-neutral organisation through the Australian Government's Climate Active program.

Yarra was the first council in Victoria – and just the second in Australia – to be certified carbon neutral in 2012 and has been certified as compliant every year since.

"Our long-held certification as a carbon-neutral organisation demonstrates Yarra's commitment to addressing the climate emergency head-on through measurable actions," said Yarra Council Mayor Cr Claudia Nguyen.

"Efforts to reduce Council's emissions tie into Yarra's Climate Emergency Plan, which guides Council's efforts toward net-zero emissions across the entire Yarra community by 2030," Mayor Nguyen said.

Since adopting our Climate Emergency Plan in 2020, 112 of the 119 actions in the plan are either completed or on track.

Learn about Yarra's carbon neutral journey, and how emissions are measured and verified.

Climate action by the numbers: How Yarra is acting on the climate emergency.

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