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Consultation confirms action on climate change is a critical issue for Tāmaki Makaurau

Auckland Council’s Environment and Climate Change Committee has voted unanimously to endorse, in principle, changes to the region’s response to climate change based on feedback from Aucklanders. A key change is a focus on three key elements to progress climate action -an overarching Tāmaki response and two core drivers for climate action- reducing our emissions and preparing for change.

Councillor Richard Hills, chair of the committee, says that these elements respond to feedback received during last year’s consultation on Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Action Framework.

“There is a strong push from the community for even more urgency,” says Councillor Hills.

“Halving emissions by 2030 is crucial in meeting our emissions targets.”

“While it is of benefit to us all to achieve this, we do also need to take a precautionary approach and prepare for our current emissions pathway, potentially 3.5 degrees warmer across the region.”

You can read a summary of the consultation findings and peoples’ perception survey here.