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NSW Climate and Energy Action

Guides and helpful advice

for government and local organisations

Want to learn more?

NSW councils and local authorities can access a wide range of guides, courses and practical tools to assist with every stage of your net zero or sustainable energy journey.   

We also have courses and guides for businesses and households that may help you and your community identify some easy ways to get started.    

Other useful resources

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM)

Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy (GCoM) – the largest global alliance for city climate leadership. It includes cities, local governments, and partners committed to combating climate change and driving climate action. Some NSW local councils are members of GCoM.

Cities Power Partnership

Cities Power Partnership - Australia’s largest network of cities and towns tackling climate change. It gives local government organisations the tools, connections and momentum to take meaningful action on climate. 

Net Zero momentum tracker – local government report

Net Zero momentum tracker – local government report – assesses the emissions-reductions commitments and activities of Australia’s 57 largest local governments.  

ClimateWorks Australia

ClimateWorks Australia - bridges the gap between research and climate action by providing a resource hub including latest reports and resources on a range of topics. 

Sustainable Choice

Sustainable Choice – providing local governments with sustainable procurement support.  

ISO 31000 Risk management — Guidelines

ISO 31000 Risk management — Guidelines – The International Organization for Standardization

ISO 20400 Sustainable procurement – Guidance

ISO 20400 Sustainable procurement – Guidance – The International Organization for Standardization

ISO 20400 Self-assessment for organisations

ISO 20400 Self-assessment for organisations - Self-assess your organisation’s progress towards alignment with ISO 20400 in just 20 simple questions.