Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Greater Wellington Gets Green Boost To Achieve Climate Positive By 2035

Greater Wellington’s Climate Committee has approved additional funding to plan and deliver the retirement of grazing and restoration of our regional parks, a decision that will help the regional council achieve its ambitious climate goals.

Greater Wellington’s Low Carbon Acceleration (LCA) Fund will allocate $620,000 to design and implement a plan to continue to retire out grazing and restore the land to its natural state across its regional parks network, with resourcing for engagement with mana whenua as a core component of the bid package.

“This latest funding boost enables us to work alongside mana whenua and to seek guidance from mātauranga Māori to build up our natural climate infrastructure,” says Greater Wellington councillor and Climate Committee Chair Thomas Nash.

Known as the Parks Retirement and Restoration Plan, the plan will reduce Greater Wellington’s carbon footprint by 16 per cent of its gross emissions and 37 per cent of its net emissions by 2030, if successfully implemented.

“A dual benefit of this plan is to reduce emissions by phasing out grazing in regional parks, while at the same time absorbing emissions by restoring native forests and wetlands - it’s an obvious win-win situation,” says Cr Nash.

“Projects like these represent the serious change of direction that we need from councils and landowners to achieve a healthier, more resilient future for our region and our planet. We are keen to work with other councils and organisations transitioning grazed land to native forests and wetlands.”

Wrapped into this plan are key objectives laid out in the Toitū Te Whenua Parks Network Plan 2020-30 that connect the health of our regional parks to a broader environment, local communities and the regional economy.

“The new role established with this additional funding will benefit all of us and our communities by ensuring we have fresh clean water and air and provide important habitat for birds and animals to thrive,” says Cr Nash.

“This plan is an essential step towards achieving Greater Wellington’s goal of becoming climate positive by 2035.”

For more information on the Greater Wellington’s Climate Committee, visit: http://www.gw.govt.nz/climate-committee/

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On Some Of The Moral Objections Being Levelled At Covid Vaccines

Quite the switch. Barely three months ago, the government was priding itself on cannily spreading its vaccine bets between Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Novovaxx and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine being produced by its subsidiary, Janssen. It had seemed like a good idea to have supply contracts in place with almost the entire field given the uncertainties... More>>


 


Earthquakes: Tsunami Activity – Cancelled

The National Advisory issued at 2:48pm following this morning's earthquakes near the KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION is cancelled.
The advice from GNS Science, based on ocean observations, is that the Beach and Marine threat has now passed for all areas... More>>

Joint Press Release: Dirty PR Exposed In Whale Oil Defamation Trial

Three public health advocates are relieved that their long-standing Whale Oil defamation trial against Cameron Slater, Carrick Graham, Katherine Rich and the Food and Grocery Council has finally concluded and they are pleased that the truth has come out... More>>

ALSO:


Government: Next Stage Of COVID-19 Support For Business And Workers

The Government has confirmed details of COVID-19 support for business and workers following the increased alert levels due to a resurgence of the virus over the weekend... More>>

ALSO:


Maori Party: New National Executive

This morning the Māori Party confirmed their new National Executive including Che Wilson, Fallyn Flavell, John Tamihere and Kaiarahi Takirua: Rawiri Waititi and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer... More>>

Government: Balanced Economic Approach Reflected In Crown Accounts

New Zealand’s economic recovery has again been reflected in the Government’s books, which are in better shape than expected.
The Crown accounts for the seven months to the end of January 2021 were better than forecast in the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU)... More>>


Covid-19: Auckland Back To Alert Level Three After One New Community Case Revealed

Auckland will move to alert level three for a week at 6am tomorrow morning after two new Covid-19 community cases announced this evening could not be directly linked to earlier cases, the Prime Minister has confirmed.
The rest of the country will move to level two.... More>>

NZ Initiative: New Report Highlights How Our Housing Crisis Could Worsen If We Don’t Act Now

If New Zealand politicians thought the housing crisis in 2020 was bad, the worst is yet to come, warns a new report by The New Zealand Initiative. In The Need to Build: The demographic drivers of housing demand , Research Assistant Leonard Hong ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels