Mayor: Her Worship the Mayor Hon Steve Chadwick
Rotorua Lakes Council is working toward a post-carbon economy through greater energy efficiency and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, with economic growth integrated responsibly with social and environmental values. The Council is well positioned for this transition with most of their current energy sourced from hydro, geothermal and wind. The Council is enthusiastic about working towards a sustainable future hand in hand with their community and the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy.
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.