has adopted a Sustainability Framework and recognised climate change as a
Sustainability Framework considers environmental, social and economic
sustainability. It aims to integrate sustainability principles across all of
the City’s operations, leading to a potential reduction in carbon emissions and
an increase in community resilience to the impacts of climate change.
framework will be implemented through an action plan which details a set of
priority and other actions, including:
part of the framework, the City commits to enable, lead and promote innovation,
deliver and enable ‘best’ and ‘next’ practice and activate community
community will get the opportunity to have its say on the action plan, when it
goes out for public consultation on 29 February 2020.
workshops, risk, policy and literature reviews and existing global frameworks
helped to inform the framework.
Sustainability Framework was developed in response to a resolution passed by council in September 2019.
Councillor Stephanie Asher - Mayor
adoption of the Sustainability Framework is an informed, responsible and
strategic step forward towards addressing the impacts of climate change on the
Greater Geelong community.
defines what we mean by sustainability, sets measurable objectives and
implements a clear plan of action for every decision made by the City.
is a chance for the City to demonstrate leadership through sustainability best
practice and work with the community to becoming a sustainable city-region.