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City of Sydney aiming for zero net emissions

City of Sydney have announced plans for a total reduction in net emissions by 2035.

The goal is a feature of a new environmental strategy proposal, which highlights the need for action to prevent climate change.

Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the proposal and announcement is a first step in a long process of reducing the city’s environmental impact.

“Overwhelming climate research tells us we can’t afford to take our time reducing carbon emissions in Australia – emissions need to plummet now,” Moore said.

“We’re leading by example to tackle the climate crisis and reaching net zero as soon as possible is the next step.”

The proposal was further supported by research from the Climate Council, released in April. The research highlighted the need to reduce emissions to curb the impact of climate change.

“While the City of Sydney cannot tackle the climate crisis alone, we can lead and encourage others to do the same within their communities,” Moore said.

A strategy is being developed for the emission reduction, with hopes the target will be reached in the next 15 years.

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