Te whakatutuki i Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Tā Tāmaki Makaurau Mahere Āhuarangi

Implementing Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan

This is an overview of the actions within the plan, roles and timelines. It is our pathway to meet our climate goals and on-going discussions are underway with partners in the region to support the delivery of this plan.

We will review this information regularly to reflect new evidence, learning, policy and technologies. This is particularly important in the short term post-COVID-19 global pandemic, which has a direct impact on timing, funding and delivery of actions.

The council’s role in the delivery of the plan

  • Direct control: lead by example, deliver services, deliver infrastructure and facilities.
  • Lever: plan, monitor, review, regulate, research.
  • Advocate: inform and influence.

The cost of Auckland Council’s contribution to deliver on the region’s climate commitments will be considered within its long-term plan, which will be consulted on in 2021.

Immediate areas of focus

The impact of COVID-19 has meant that there will be less money available in the short term and this will directly impact on the delivery of climate actions.

Prioritisation in delivery of the plan focuses on five key areas, in the immediate term, to keep us on track to meet our climate goals.

  • Maximise and support the system shifts we are already seeing from the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on Te Ora ō Tāmaki Makaurau, the wellbeing of Tāmaki Makaurau.
  • Ensure we maintain and accelerate action in areas where any short-term delay would result in exceeding of our carbon budget.
  • Avoid decisions that lock us in to high emissions and low climate resilience, and ensure the right policy and strategy levers are in place to support good decision making.
  • Focus on the resilience of our communities and our businesses, underpinned by a healthy natural environment.
  • Establish partnerships to co-deliver our climate goals.

To meet our climate goals, all actions will need to be delivered in the medium-term.

Find out more about Climate action post-COVID 19.


Auckland Climate Plan implementation summary