Our climate is changing

Our emissions continue to rise, and we are seeing more extreme events regionally and around the world.

We need to act now. And we must act fast. We have less than a decade to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and dramatically reduce our emissions. For Auckland, we have committed to halving our emissions by 2030.

Our climate actions will also have wider positive effects, such as:

  • reducing the health impacts of transport
  • regenerating our urban and rural natural environments
  • restoring the mauri of Tāmaki Makaurau
  • supporting a more affordable and equitable Auckland.

By acting on climate now, we can better support our communities and businesses in building resilience to the changes we will face.

How we plan to take action

Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan is our roadmap to a zero-emissions, resilient and healthier region that is better connected to our environment and able to thrive in the face of ongoing change and disruption.

Te Tāruke-ā-Tawhiri takes a deeply cultural narrative that is embedded in this place – Tāmaki Makaurau and calls for a change in our response to climate change, a shift from a human-centred approach to an ecological approach.

We will do this by dramatically changing how we move around the region, what and where we build, and how we work.

We will need to rethink our economy to one that is less based on consumption and more focused on ensuring that we do not take more than we can replenish for future generations.

We need to act together

No one can do this alone. It will take government, businesses, mana whenua, communities and you. Every choice matters.

We must make urgent, radical changes to how and what we do as individuals, communities and businesses.