Australian local government emission reduction targets
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Australian local government emission reduction targets are set in Australia by local governments (also known as Councils).
 City of Whitehorse, Melbourne, Victoria
Council’s revised Energy Conservation Goals:
- Reduce corporate Greenhouse Gas emissions by 25% by 2012 (compared with 2002 levels)
- To be Carbon Neutral across all Council operations by 2015
- Reduce corporate Greenhouse Gas emissions by 35% by 2020 (compared with 2002 levels)
- Reduce community Greenhouse Gas emissions by 20% by 2012 (compared with 1996 levels)
- Reduce community Greenhouse Gas emissions by 30% by 2020 (compared with 1996 levels)
 City of Darebin, Melbourne, Victoria
Darebin Council's 2010 emissions reduction target of 20% reduction on 1995 emission levels was achieved ahead of time in the 2008/2009 financial year.
The City of Darebin has set a target of zero net emissions by 2020.y
 City of Melbourne
In 2003 the City of Melbourne set a target of zero net emissions by 2020.
The Greenhouse Action Plan 2006-2010 will be reviewed on a two yearly basis, subsequent to the completion and analysis of City of Melbourne’s yearly greenhouse inventory.
The City of Melbourne has set the following goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions:
- To reduce Council’s own emissions by 30 percent below 1996 levels by 2010, and to achieve zero net emissions for the organisation by 2020;
- To reduce the municipality’s emissions by 20 percent below 1996 levels by 2010, and to reach zero net emissions for the municipality by 2020.
 City of Boroondara
The carbon reduction aim for Boroondara Council was increased in 2009 to the range 30-40% below 2007-08 levels by 2020. It was previously set at 25-40%.
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