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Auckland Climate Action Plan

​What is the Auckland Climate Action Plan?

The Auckland Climate Action Plan will:

  • set a path to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • help prepare Auckland for the impacts of climate change.

Auckland Council has committed to lead the way, but we cannot do this alone. A rapid and fair transition will need collaboration and commitment across the region.

We will be working with central government, mana whenua, businesses and communities.

By working together we can develop and co-deliver a plan for a low carbon and resilient Auckland that is better for everyone.

Why we need a climate action plan

Auckland’s climate is changing.

We are already starting to see higher temperatures, increased drought, more intense rainfall events and sea level rise. We expect to see more change over the next 100 years.

Climate change will impact on our communities, infrastructure, economy and natural environment.

At the same time, Auckland’s emissions are not decreasing. The government has signaled its intention for New Zealand to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Auckland is taking action, but we need to do our part in delivering the Paris agreement targets to keep temperature increases below dangerous levels i.e. 1.5°C.

Raising our ambitions in addressing climate change will also provide major opportunities and benefits to Auckland.

These include:

  • cleaner air and water
  • healthier communities
  • better housing choice and places to live
  • more accessible transport.

We made these ambitions clear in the recently approved Auckland Plan 2050. The Auckland Climate Action Plan will help deliver the Auckland Plan’s high level vision on climate change.

How you can be involved

We will keep you up to date with progress and let you know how you can be involved in shaping Auckland’s low carbon and resilient future.

Email us at climateaction@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz to register for more information, or if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Timeline

  • January - May 2018: Evidence gathering and analysis
  • June - July 2018: Have your say on the vision and aspirations of the plan
  • August - September 2018: Action development
  • October - November 2018: Carbon modelling, prioritisation and drafting plan
  • December 2018: Draft plan to Committee
  • December 2018 - February 2019: Public consultation on the draft Auckland Climate Action Plan
  • April 2019: Final plan is adopted

Note: this timeline is subject to change.

Zero Carbon Bill

Meeting the challenges of climate change will need collaboration across all sectors of New Zealand.

We are working with central government to ensure we take coordinated action to achieve our goals in the most effective and efficient ways.

The Zero Carbon Bill sets up the architecture to achieve a net-zero-emissions, climate-resilient New Zealand.

The Auckland Climate Action Plan will identify and deliver the specific actions that are particular to Auckland’s situation and needs. It will also help deliver on national objectives.

Go to the Ministry for the Environment website to find out more about the Zero Carbon Bill.

Media releases and news

 

OurAuckland story: Help develop Auckland's climate action plan