Mayor: Sally Capp
The City of Melbourne has set an ambitious target for Melbourne to become a carbon neutral city. The Council has taken many steps to mitigate and adapt to climate change and has been globally recognised for its leadership. The Council also recognises that adapting well to climate change means working in collaboration with partners and is a valued signatory to the Global Covenant of Mayors.
The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is an international alliance of cities with a shared long-term vision of promoting voluntary action to combat climate change and transition to low-emission and resilient societies. The Global Covenant now includes over 9,130 cities from 120 countries, representing over 775 million people and 10.55% of the total global population, and is the largest global network of councils leading action on climate change.