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Nadi Town Council

 

CEO: Peter Dinning

Nadi Township was established in 1947. Around that time, the Government of Fiji established its own “Government Station” on the higher grounds of Nadi.

It is said that a couple of business set up their business around the “Government Station” to service the Government Station. The other business organisation from other parts of Fiji also followed the suit. It is reported that there was a very strong move by some concerned citizens of Nadi to move the town center to Martintar because of the existing center being so prone to flooding. This did not materialise because the move to shift the town center to Martintar came in too late as the Nadi Township had already developed string roots in the existing location.

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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.

 

City of Darebin

 

Mayor: Susan Rennie

Previous Mayor: Kim Le Cerf

Darebin City Council have an ambitious target to be carbon neutral by 2020 and have launched their Climate Emergency Plan 2017-22, which recognises the current state of climate emergency and calls for urgent action to be taken. Darebin City Council is recognised as one of the first Councils in the world to declare a climate emergency. Darebin is committed to taking action in order to preserve a liveable planet for current and future generations, and is a proud signatory to the Global Covenant of Mayors.

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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.

 

Newcastle City Council

 

Mayor: Nuatali Nelmes

Newcastle City Council has been actively involved in reducing carbon for the past two decades and the momentum for local action on climate and sustainability has only grown. Building up community's resilience while simultaneously reducing our carbon footprint are two important considerations for the Council. As a member of the Global Covenant of Mayors, the Council is supported with each step towards these goals.

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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.

 

Wyndham City Council

 

Mayor: Peter Maynard

Wyndham’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy responds to Wyndham’s priority climate change risks and gaps, and also seeks to establish a culture of organisational learning to feed into future Council work.

The Strategy has five themes, which it seeks to respond to, including:

  1. Managing water use and urban heat reduction

  2. Empowering a resilient community

  3. Protecting our biodiversity

  4. Building climate resilient infrastructure

  5. Establishing adaptation excellence.

Wyndham City has a number of strategies, plans and policies that inform the Council’s programs and outline strategic directions in regards to environmental sustainability. Read more about their policies and strategies here.

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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.

 

New Plymouth District Council

 

Mayor: Neil Holdom

The Council makes decisions for and on behalf of the local community and sets the district’s overall strategic direction.

Operating under the Local Government Act 2002 (which provides the general framework for local government) and through consultation with the community, the Council seeks to meet the current and future needs of the district’s communities for good-quality local infrastructure, local public services, and performance of regulatory functions.

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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.

 

Dunedin City Council

 

Mayor: Dave Cull

Dunedin is the second largest city in the South Island of New Zealand. Dunedin is experiencing and will continue to experience the impacts of climate change. As part of its commitment to the Global Covenant of Mayors, Dunedin will measure its greenhouse gas emissions, set targets to reduce emissions, report on progress and deliver a climate action and adaptation plan.

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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.

 

Christchurch City Council

 

Mayor: Lianne Dalziel

In 2017, the Christchurch City Council set the target of being carbon neutral (net zero greenhouse gas emissions) as an organisation by 2030.

The council is working to harness the opportunities and overcome the challenges of climate change, exploring the many ways it can reduce its environmental footprint and grow resilience.

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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.

Melton City Council

Mayor: Bob Turner

Climate change continues as a priority for the City of Melton, in addition to being a signatory to the Global Covenant of Mayors, they are a Founding Partner of Victoria's TAKE2 Pledge program. The Council has a vision that by 2036 the City will be a clean, green, sustainable city meeting the needs of the current and future population while protecting its unique environmental assets, supporting an engaged and aware community.

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Replacing Cement

Cement production is the largest industrial producer of greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to 8% of global emissions. This is largely due to the chemical reactions of transforming limestone (CaCO3) into lime (CaO), releasing carbon dioxide.

Melton city council therefore chose to find an alternative in the construction of the Melton Library and Learning Hub. In a world first, it used e-crete™ (a brand which has no cement in the concrete mix) in the construction of the facade, reducing cement used in the project by 40%.

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