Mayor: Ann Ferguson
The Mount Barker is committed to ensuring the community is ready for the challenges ahead and that reducing emissions is at the forefront of planning and action. The Council is educating the community about climate change, improving water management, monitoring and reducing energy consumption, increasing tree canopy cover and endorsing a climate change adaptation plan.
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.