The annual scorecard tracks progress against this outcome through the following measures:
Measure 1: State and quality of locally, regionally and nationally significant environments
Measure 2: Marine and fresh water quality
Measure 3: Air quality and greenhouse gas emissions
Measure 4: Protection of the environment
Measure 5: Resilience to natural threats
Measure 6: Treasuring of the environment
The 2020 annual scorecard shows that the levels of air quality pollutants (NO2) and greenhouse gas emissions have reduced. There has also been a reduction in the number of volunteer hours worked.
Note: Auckland’s next five yearly State of the Environment Report was recently published and provides an integrated overview of data and trends across all environmental domains. Further work is also planned to consider the range of environmental measures and monitoring frameworks currently available and whether the current measures are fit for purpose.
The analysis from both pieces of work will be reflected in the 2021 Annual Monitoring Report.