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Auckland Council commits to tackling climate change

Auckland Council, Watercare, Auckland Transport and Panuku Development Auckland have joined over sixty leading New Zealand businesses committed to addressing the issue of climate change.

By joining the Climate Leaders Coalition, the council and wider council whānau have agreed to collaborative action on the coalition’s commitments.

These include:

  • measuring greenhouse gas emissions and publicly reporting on them
  • setting public emissions reduction targets consistent with keeping below two degrees of warming
  • working with suppliers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Auckland Council’s  commitment to joining the Climate Leaders Coalition coincides with the development of Auckland’s Climate Action Plan. This work includes the ideas hub climateakl.co.nz, an online space for Aucklanders to share ideas about climate action and climate solutions.