Moreland City Council acknowledges we are in a state of climate emergency that requires urgent action by all levels of government, including local councils, as well as all members of the community.
Moreland’s biggest sources of carbon emissions are energy consumption (68% of total emissions), transport (29%) and waste generation (3%). Emissions data for Moreland has been estimated by Snapshot.
Climate change is a threat to Earth’s people, plants and animals. More extreme heatwaves, flash floods and droughts are just some of the impacts already hurting our people and wildlife.
Reducing global carbon emissions to net zero is necessary to prevent uncontrollable and irreversible climate collapse. The science has long stated that we have a rapidly closing window in which to act. We are already seeing impacts on our communities through extreme bushfires, heatwaves, droughts and floods.
The quicker the world can move to net zero carbon, the greater the chance of achieving the goal of preventing temperature rises of more than 1.5°C. Limiting temperatures rises to no more than 1.5°C will still see changes to health, food security and our way of life but is predicted to lessen the impacts on the planet compared with 2°C or more. NASA modelling suggests we are on track for 4-6°C of warming.