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Have your say on Auckland’s low carbon transformation


Have your say on Auckland’s low carbon transformation

Auckland Council is seeking feedback on a plan developed collaboratively to improve Auckland’s energy resilience and reduce Auckland’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 per cent by 2040.

More than 150 companies and organisations have come together to produce the draft Low Carbon Auckland Action Plan, which paints a picture of an innovative, highly-mobile city with a prosperous eco-economy – powered by efficient, affordable, clean energy and using resources responsibly.

“Auckland has a crucial role to play, as cities are estimated to account for up to 80 per cent of global GHG emissions. Low Carbon Auckland therefore sets out a very bold target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent, ensuring our future energy supply is clean, secure and affordable and that we are using this energy efficiently,” says chair of the council’s Environment, Climate Change and Natural Heritage Committee, Councillor Wayne Walker.

“A fast-growing population, volatile fuel prices and dependence on imported energy are just some of the challenges and opportunities that call for decisive action, smart thinking and innovation. Everyone has a role to play.”

Low Carbon Auckland sets out a 30-year pathway and a 10-year plan of action that will guide the first stage of the city’s transformation. It identifies five key areas:

the way we travel
the way we use and generate energy
our built environment and green infrastructure
zero waste
forestry, agriculture and natural carbon assets.

The plan is open for feedback until Monday 7 April. Aucklanders can visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/haveyoursay to find out more and to have their say.

The final Action Plan will be adopted in June 2014.

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