One of the main goals of the plan is to reduce
emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 and achieve
net zero emissions by 2050 (against a 2016 baseline).
This aligns the plan with the objective of the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rise to well below 2°C above
pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
Auckland’s emissions need to peak and then rapidly decline to move onto a decarbonisation pathway that meets our climate goals. We need significant, bold action across sectors.
The longer it takes to achieve peak emissions, the steeper and more severe Auckland’s emissions reduction pathway will need to be to meet our emissions reduction targets and stay within our
Continuing on our current pathway, we are likely to exceed our carbon budget by around 2030.
To develop an illustrative decarbonisation pathway, the
CURB Tool (developed by the World Bank in partnership with C40 Cities) and supplementary modelling were used to model climate action across the sectors in Auckland’s greenhouse gas emissions profile.
Not all sectors have been modelled to deliver the same level of emissions reductions. This is intentional to reflect the different challenges and opportunities facing each sector.
our modelling has shown that, to achieve our climate commitments, we need bold, ambitious climate action across every sector.
Modelled decarbonisation pathway showing net emissions reductions across sectors