Mayor: Simon Richardson
In recognition of the importance local government plays in addressing climate change, Byron Shire Council has been actively implementing emissions reduction strategies and reporting on emissions since 2004 and is ambitiously aiming for 100% net zero emissions by 2025. The Council sees itself as a leader in sustainability and is proud to be a signatory of 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.