If Auckland is to develop as a sustainable, resilient and liveable city today and into the future, then Auckland Council must lead the way. Council will reduce the impacts of its activities, engage and inform employees on living lightly and keep sustainability at the heart of decision making.
A new study shows that Auckland is producing more greenhouse gas emissions than ever. However, Auckland Council is taking action to reduce the city's carbon footprint. The economic, social and environmental success of Auckland requires an ambitious and accelerated reduction in emissions, as it prepares for the impacts of a changing climate.
To ensure that Auckland is prepared to adapt to a changing climate, as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Auckland Council is leading the development of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan. The plan provides a platform for individuals, communities, mana whenua, businesses and government to see the scale of the challenge we face and understand the priority action areas that we need to focus on to achieve the region’s key climate goals: halving emissions by 2030, reaching net zero by 2050 and taking a precautionary approach to planning for change