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Climate Change


Wingecarribee Shire Council recognises the scientific and government position on climate change. Climate change may manifest as variable and intense weather patterns causing environmental, economic and social harm through drought, flood, bush fire, storm and sea level rises.

We are reducing our energy use and greenhouse gas emissions through projects such as switching to solar energy and upgrading to efficient LED lighting. We also track and report our greenhouse gas emissions. Council's highest sources of greenhouse gas emissions are electricity, fuel and street lighting. More information is found in the Greenhouse Gas Report.

PDF iconGreenhouse Gas Report 2015-16 (325kB) 

PDF iconGreenhouse Gas Report 2016-17 (1255kB)
PDF iconGreenhouse Gas Report 2017-18 (1255kB)

In addition to reducing our energy use, we are implementing our Climate Change Adaptation Strategy across Council’s operations and services. Council completed a risk assessment in 2014 and developed a strategy to reduce the organisation’s exposure to risk from climate change impacts.

Read more about how climate change is affecting our region and neighbouring areas:

linkClimate projections for NSW (OEH NSW, external link)
linkObserved NSW Climate Change: Adapt NSW (external link)
linkCSIRO Climate Change (external link)
linkClimate Change: Bureau of Meteorology (external link)

Australia annual mean temperature anomaly

Source: Bureau of Meteorology (external link)

The chart above shows anomalies from mean temperature ranges based on average temperatures over 30 years (between 1961 and 1990). 

Red shows the years with higher than average temperature 

Blue shows the years with lower than average temperature

Last Updated: October 15th, 2018
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