Climate change

Council is taking action to address climate change. See what's happening and find out how you can be involved.

Climate change

Council recognises climate change as a global issue and that we are in a state of climate emergency requiring urgent and sustained effort. We also recognise that responding to climate change is a shared responsibility. We need to work together to focus our efforts and change our behaviours to increase the resilience of our region. We need to prepare for the likely impacts of a changing climate, whilst also reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. Governments have an important role in showing leadership and supporting community action.

Regional climate action roadmap

Sunshine Coast Council and Noosa Shire Council have joined forces to proactively plan for the future needs of our organisations and communities.

Together, we are creating a regional climate action roadmap to guide, inform and build regional capacity to develop and prioritise local responses to climate-related risks such as sea level rise, higher temperatures, bushfires, floods, and droughts. To help build the roadmap, community input was sought through the climate action community survey in October 2021.

This will continue existing efforts to ensure council, local business and community are climate ready.

The councils will work closely with organisations and community representatives across the Noosa and Sunshine Coast region. Together, they will identify the important issues, opportunities and roles that we can all play in creating a resilient future.

The roadmap is being developed thanks to grant funding from the Local Government Association of Queensland and the Queensland Climate Resilient Councils initiative.

Further information on the development of the roadmap can be found on the project website.

For more information, please contact [email protected].