Yarra Valley Water has just launched (30/8/22) a new five-year Climate Resilience Plan - a detailed and ambitious plan designed to take a lead on climate action and reduce greenhouse gases.
Under the new plan, Yarra Valley Water will become 100% renewable and net zero in 2025, which is world leading for a water utility.
Net zero refers to when a business, community or a country achieves an overall balance between the amount of carbon it emits and the carbon it removes from the atmosphere.
Managing Director Pat McCafferty said Yarra Valley Water is already committed to the goal, but now it has the roadmap to get there.
“Today marks an important step in our commitment to leading for our environmental future - a key pillar of our 2030 Strategy.”
“We’ve seen first-hand the devastating impact that our changing climate can have, such as severe storms, bushfires and floods. With the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events on the rise, it’s clear that we need to keep building our resilience and adapt to the risks we face,” said Mr McCafferty.
The new plan focuses on both mitigating and adapting to climate change.