City of Sydney
Australia

Population: 169505
Area of jurisdiction: 25 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 70% by 2030 (2006) 26% by 2016 (2006)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: 30% by 2030 5% by 2016
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2013 ):  43,946 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2011

Mitigation actions

Smart Green Apartments
Smart Green Apartments is a program that aims to help create more cost effective and efficient buildings, improve performance of shared services and amenities and minimise environmental impacts. Start year  
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Smart Green Business
Smart Green Business is a program designed to help small and medium enterprises save money and improve their environmental performance. Businesses can reduce their energy and water costs, improve waste management and get access to regular advice and support. Start year  
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Environmental Upgrade Agreements
Part of the NSW Government’s Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA) legislation, which helps councils enter into agreements with property owners and finance providers. Funds advanced to the property owner are repaid by councils levying a quarterly charge on their land. Start year  
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CitySwitch Green Office
CitySwitch is a high-value no-cost service which supports commercial office tenants to improve office energy efficiency through the provision of a range of services, with the ultimate aim of achieving a 4 star or higher NABERS Energy rating. Start year  
Sector Commercial
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Better Buildings Partnership Sydney
Rpresenting over 50 per cent of the office floor space across Sydney’s CBD, the Better Buildings Partnership commercial landlords have an important role to play in improving the energy, water and waste efficiency of Sydney’s existing buildings. Start year  
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Trigeneration Master Plan
Strategic document which shows significant potential to improve efficiency and reduce waste through local energy generation. Start year  
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Renewable Energy Master Plan
Plan identifies significant cost effective opportunities for renewable energy, in particular solar PV and hot water for buildings, and renewable gases from waste. Start year  
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Carbon neutral City of Sydney
City of Sydney was the 1st Government in Australia to be accredited Carbon Neutral under the National Carbon Offset Standard. Start year  
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Adaptation actions