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Water restrictions lifted - Water restrictions in Auckland have been removed from 23 October 2021. Learn more

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Tackling climate change

Addressing climate change

Climate change is a critical issue for our city, our country and globally and we must act urgently to respond to this challenge.

Council has agreed to a regional climate target, in which we do our fair share to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees.

In June 2019 Auckland Council declared a climate emergency, signalling its intention to put climate change at the front and centre of our decision making.

Environment and Climate Change Committee

I established a new Environment and Climate Change Committee to lead the council’s response to the climate emergency and ensure that climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the protection of our natural environment, is at the forefront of council decision-making.

Reducing carbon emissions from transport

Transport is the largest contributor to carbon emissions in Auckland, so reducing carbon emissions from transport is a key priority. We can do that by:

  • increasing public transport use
  • accelerating the conversion of Auckland’s bus fleet from diesel to election
  • continuing to build walkways and cycleways
  • accelerating the start of electrification of the trainline from Papakura to Pukekohe.
  • leading by example as an organisation by reducing the council’s car fleet and converting it to electric and hybrid vehicles
  • working with government to reduce carbon emissions by electrifying more cars in the vehicle fleet, raising pollution standards and increasing car occupancy levels.

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