In September 2019 Bass Coast Shire Councillors joined a growing movement of councils leading the nation in declaring a climate emergency, recognising the serious risk that climate change poses to safety of the entire Bass Coast community.

Immediate and urgent action is required to reduce our emissions, build community resilience against the local impacts of climate change and ultimately reverse global warming. A target of zero net emissions by 2030 is now in place for Council operations as well as the wider community.

Bass Coast Shire is committed to doing everything it can to solve the challenge of climate change. As a region renowned for its natural beauty and productive land, it is critical that rapid action is taken to protect our natural assets, to maintain Bass Coast’s unique environment and secure a liveable and healthy future for our community.