Northern Beaches Council has achieved a high rating for environmental disclosure reporting, resulting in a placing in the highest band possible for a city or region, according to a global disclosure rating agency, CDP.
Council recently completed environmental disclosure reporting through CDP, for the first time, and was awarded an overall score in the highest band possible for a city or region, the “Leadership Band.”
CDP, a not-for-profit charity that monitors global disclosure for companies, cities, states and regions to help manage their environmental impact.
955 cities around the world completed CDP reporting in 2021. Council’s overall score within the Leadership Band of A- puts us in the top 14 within our Oceania region.
With an A- score, CDP said Council had demonstrated best practice standards across adaptation (the process of preparing for, and adjusting proactively to, climate change) and mitigation (the process by which cities reduce emissions and transform to a low-carbon economy).
Council scored an A- for both adaptation and mitigation subsets also, which for adaptation rates higher than the regional average of B, and higher than the global average of D. For mitigation, it rates higher than the regional average of C, and higher than the global average of D.
CDP said Council had set ambitious but realistic goals and made progress towards achieving those goals.
“Your city has strategic, holistic plans in place to ensure the actions being taken will reduce climate impacts and vulnerabilities of the citizens, businesses and organisations residing in your city.”
CEO Ray Brownlee said Council was committed to taking action on climate change and moving towards a net zero target.
“We are working hard as an organisation, and as a community to protect and take care of our environment for future generations.”