Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland is in a climate emergency
We have less than a decade to make the major changes to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
Our region is already experiencing the effects of a changing climate.
Over the last decade, Auckland felt the impacts of heavy rain events, storm surges and coastal inundation, extreme heat events, and droughts. These climate change impacts are expected to increase in frequency and severity.
Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland is unique, which gives us strength in how we address climate change together.
A Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland response reflects our values and the foundations we need to succeed, including how we embed mātauranga Māori and Te Ao Māori principles, and how we work together as a region to ensure no one is left behind.
Our core goals
- To reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
- To adapt to the impacts of climate change by ensuring we plan for the changes we face under our current emissions pathway.
How we will deliver our core goals
To deliver our goals we have eight priorities for action. These priorities focus on the areas where we can have the greatest impact to reduce our emissions and adapt to climate change.
Increasing the scale and pace of action will be hard, but if done well, our climate actions can deliver broader environmental, economic, social and health benefits for all Aucklanders.
We have collaborated with stakeholders across Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland to develop this plan. No single group can deliver the changes needed. We need to do this together.
We know from experience that we can make major shifts when we are united in a common purpose.
This plan sets the pathway for the changes we need to make for a net zero carbon, resilient future.