Sydney Mayor Clover Moore: Blazing a Trail in Australia

Australia is heavily dependent on coal-fired power – “It’s cheap and easy, and to get change is very hard,” Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore told the C40 News Team during a gathering of world mayors in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With many government leaders in the country denying climate change, Moore said, “It can be a hostile environment for action.”

Sydney, which has committed to its Sustainable City 2030 plan, is forging ahead in spite of the difficulties and draws knowledge and support from its work with the C40, the Mayor said. The city is targeting a 70-percent reduction in emissions by 2030; learn more about the plan here.

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