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Roles and partnerships

​Multiple parties need to be involved in the governance of and have accountability for, the implementation and actions within the plan. This is critical to ensure that our response to the changing nature of our climate challenge is flexible and adaptable.

This includes representatives from rangatahi, mana whenua, mataawaka, small and large businesses, health professionals, NGOs, community groups, central government, council and the council-controlled organisations (CCOs).

Partnerships have been established through collaborative development of the plan. We will be working with leaders across the region to establish the best way to review and progress the plan over the coming year.

Each priority will need many partners.

Natural environment

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Auckland Council signed a memorandum of understanding in 2011, an agreement to work together to manage Auckland’s open spaces, natural heritage and wild places.

This agreement takes into consideration that Aucklanders and visitors to the region do not distinguish between land managed by the council or DOC.

To inform, prepare and guide its response to climate change impacts, DOC has developed a Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan (PDF, 12 MB).

Built environment

Auckland Council and council-controlled organisations (CCOs) needs to work with iwi and central government.

The private sector needs to play a significant role in planning, designing, constructing and operating infrastructure, buildings and places that support a low carbon, climate resilient future.

Individual choices relating to how we invest in, operate and retrofit buildings have an important role to play.


The Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP), which is being updated in 2020, reflects the joint transport investment priorities – including climate change –of Auckland Council and central government.

The Government Policy Statement (GPS) on Land Transport 2021 includes climate change as a strategic priority. The Regional Land Transport Plan for Auckland (2021-2031), which will set out the region’s land transport objectives, policies, and measures for the next 10 years, is being developed to be consistent with the ATAP and the GPS.


Local and central government, business, academia, community and Māori must work together to restore and regenerate the degraded systems and environments that our economy relies on.

The choices we make as individuals and communities will define how our future economy is shaped.

Communities and coast

Auckland Council, iwi, central government agencies, community groups and organisations, schools and early childhood educators, infrastructure providers, businesses, social agencies, not for profit organisations, district health boards, Crown-owned research institutes and universities will all need to be involved in the delivery of these key actions.


Transition to a low carbon, resilient local food system will require all individuals and sectors of Auckland to play their part.

Individuals can influence change through their food choices from eating more plant-based meals to choosing foods that are locally and sustainably produced and making use of a backyard compost bin or worm farm.

Communities can get involved in community garden and compost projects and advocate for fruit trees in public spaces.

Businesses can divert their food scraps from landfill, influence their supply chains and promote healthy, local food choices in the workplace.

Food retailers can identify opportunities to reduce waste through reviewing labelling and promotions.

Auckland Council will need to lead by example and work across stakeholders to influence supply chains, empower communities and support business.

Central government has a role in establishing policies and setting the direction for a resilient food system.

Energy and industry

Delivering this priority will need active participation from industry and central government.

Industry, businesses, the public sector and Auckland’s communities should work together in partnership to address the challenges of decarbonising the energy sector and support the transition.