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Northern Beaches Advances with Power Pledges

Published on: 28 July 2022 07:44 PM
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The Northern Beaches Council continues to take bold action against climate change and urges local firms and suppliers to do the same.

As part of the Climate Council's Cities Power Partnership (CPP), the Council is pleased to have fulfilled two of its five pledges to combat climate change and will now adopt two new commitments to continue moving forward. 

The Council has vowed to reform procurement policies and procedures to ensure that suppliers match the Council's sustainability objectives, give incentives, and eliminate barriers to encourage local businesses to use solar power and battery storage.

Michael Regan, mayor of the Northern Beaches, stated that the CPP Power Pledges are a crucial motivator for local governments and people around Australia to take climate action.

“We are proud to be part of CPP, which is Australia’s largest network of local councils, leading the way to a net zero emissions future,” Mayor Regan said.

“Since making our initial pledges in 2018, we have successfully met two of them and are making great progress on the remainder. We are now making two more pledges so we can keep moving forward on climate action and help our community to do the same.

“Participation supports the implementation of our environmental sustainability goals and strategies and promotes Council’s efforts in mitigating and adapting to climate change.”

Through the Sustainable Business Network, the council will assist local businesses in reducing their emissions and costs by installing solar panels and batteries.

The CPP is a nationwide network that requires Council to choose five commitments and report progress on these commitments via an annual survey. Participation in the programme provides councils with access to professional information, collaboration and shared learnings with other councils around the nation, as well as promotion on the CPP website and in the media.

Source: Mirage News

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