Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland aspires to become a world class city. Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and being resilient to the impacts of climate change are critical to this vision.
The Auckland Plan ensures our city addresses climate change by committing to a low emissions and low carbon future. That includes developing ways to become resilient to the adverse effects of a changing climate.
In 2019 Auckland Council unanimously declared a Climate Emergency recognising the need for Auckland to contribute to delivering on the Paris Agreement targets to keep temperature increases below dangerous levels (e.g. 1.5°C).
Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan was endorsed by council in 2020.
A Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland response reflects our values and the foundations we need to thrive, including how we embed mātauranga Māori and Te Ao Māori principles. We know that Māori identity - including language and culture - is what makes Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland and New Zealand unique in the world, and embracing this, particularly with respect to mana whenua, must be at the heart of our response.