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Climate change can deliver multiple benefits

In declaring a climate emergency, Auckland Council recognised that urgent climate action is necessary to build a better future.

But the actions we take can also deliver social, environmental, economic and cultural wellbeing. These four wellbeings underpin quality of life in our communities.

By recognising and maximising all benefits in the actions we take we can create a more equal, happy, prosperous, climate-positive region.

An example of how this can be delivered is Auckland’s Urban Ngahere (Forest) Strategy which shows a range of co-benefits in growing our urban ngahere

We need to make sure that every action we take delivers the maximum value for all Aucklanders.

Our indicators of progress measure not only emissions reduction, but also broader potential benefits such as health, economy and wellbeing.