Environmental action

Environmental action

Responding to the climate emergency

In June 2019, Lord Mayor Clover Moore declared a climate emergency in response to the ongoing effects of climate change.

The challenges we collectively face are significant. But we’re determined to maintain the liveability of our city and build our resilience to the impacts of global warming.

We’ve created this environmental sustainability hub for residents and businesses in the city, to learn about the different ways you can take action. There are dozens of ways you can make a difference.

We’ve also gathered information about our ongoing sustainability initiatives, so you can see what we’re doing.

Together, we can safeguard the future of Sydney.

Energy and climate change

Every resident and business in the City of Sydney local area has the power to make a real difference in the fight against climate change.

Water management

Our vision for making Sydney a water-sensitive city.

Greening and nature

The City of Sydney runs projects to creating more green spaces, including planting more trees, urban biodiversity projects and even a city farm. Here’s how you can get involved.

Recycling and waste

It’s vital that Sydney reduce its waste. We can do it by recycling, reusing and repurposing materials. Find out how you can help.

Transport options

The City of Sydney is working to make our transport options more sustainable and attractive. Discover why supporting sustainable transport is important.

Environmental programs & support

You’ll find support here to apply for an environmental performance grant, other environmental programs or want to learn more about the nuts and bolts of rooftop solar installation.

Making Sydney sustainable: sector strategies

We’re developing strategies for key sectors as part of our vision for a sustainable city.

Our environmental reports

Our environmental reports cover our progress towards making Sydney a more sustainable, liveable city.

Guidance for developers

As Sydney grows, it’s important to design and build efficient new buildings to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste generation.

Last updated: Friday, 26 June 2020