We are developing Darebin’s new Climate Emergency Strategy, so together we can achieve zero emissions by 2030 and prepare for our changing climate.

Darebin is a leader in climate action, having been the first in the world to declare a climate emergency. In 2017, after extensive community consultation, Darebin Council again led the way with the adoption of Darebin’s Climate Emergency Plan 2017-22. You can read about how we did in our Plan Review.

We’re now working on a new and ambitious Climate Emergency Strategy and Action Plan, leading the way to reach zero emissions by 2030 in Darebin.

To help us shape the strategy we want to know:

  • How climate change affects you in your everyday life?
  • What steps are you already taking – or want to take in the future – to reduce your impact and adapt to a changing climate?
  • How can Council best support you to make these changes?
  • What do you think Council should prioritise in our actions to address climate change and its impacts?

Your input will help shape the key priorities of Darebin’s Climate Emergency Strategy 2022-2030 so our community can achieve zero emissions by 2030 and prepare for our changing climate.


Have your say

Take our survey by 9 October 2022. Together we can make a difference!

Our climate is changing

Our climate is changing

We are already seeing the impacts of climate change in Darebin. Wild and extreme weather events, such a hail storms, bush fires, droughts, floods and heat waves are becoming more frequent and extreme due to climate change.


How climate change impacts our community

Impacts of climate change in Darebin

Climate change will continue to impact the Darebin community. This is why Darebin Council is working with you to identify how we can best support and protect our community from these existing impacts, while reducing future impacts.


Who will be impacted by climate change?

Climate change will impact everyone in Darebin, however not everyone will be impacted equally. Community members who are more vulnerable or already facing other challenges are more at risk to the impacts of climate change. It is important that we all work together to support all members of our community.

Who will be impacted by climate change the most

How does this relate to reducing carbon emissions?

The climate crisis means we all need to:

  • Cut the pollution (emissions) causing global warming; AND
  • Prepare now for even hotter and more extreme weather to come

The good news is many things we can do to prepare for a changing climate are the same things we can do to cut emissions.

adaptation - mitigation