The Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative supports local action to restore the health of our natural systems and support community health, wellbeing, resilience and hope in the face of climate change and increasing natural disasters.

Blue Mountains City Council has a long history of embedding sustainability into its operations and practices and helping to protect the planet. Right now, we are positioning our City and its unique setting, as a globally recognised hub of innovation and excellence in the field of sustainability and planetary health.

Inspired by the wisdom and knowledge of First Nations people and working collaboratively in partnership with community, environment organisations, the business sector, tertiary institutions and other key stakeholders, the Blue Mountains Planetary Health Initiative provides an exemplary model to other Local Government Areas across the world.

Since the establishment of the Planetary Health Initiative we’ve partnered with the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Western Sydney University, the University of Technology’s Institute for Sustainable Futures, the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute, Notre Dame University, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), and Sydney University’s Environment Institute with a shared vision of advancing our understanding and capabilities in the rapidly evolving field of planetary health. 

As a leader in sustainability and environmental planning over the last 20 years, and within a philosophy of “think global, act local”, the Blue Mountains has an opportunity to become an even brighter “lighthouse of hope” demonstrating innovative and creative ways to take local action to restore planetary health, and live in harmony with nature.

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