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.
Council’s Low Carbon Strategic Action Plan was designed to take action on these challenges and opportunities. It aimed to reduce overall emissions by 40 per cent by 2040. The Low Carbon Strategic Action Plan is currently under review. 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 a new Auckland Climate Action Plan (ACAP).