Mayor: David Gill
Protecting the environment and tackling climate change are key goals for Mornington Peninsula Shire. The Shire is focused on practical ways that all businesses, schools, households and the Shire itself can keep emissions and operating costs down. They are supporting renewable energy by purchasing 100% Accredited Green Power and are on track towards zero net carbon emissions across all its operations by 2021.
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.