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Roadmap a major step in council’s climate action leadership

The Waikato Regional Council Climate Action Committee has recommended that the council adopt the Climate Action Roadmap which will signal how the council will work toward a low-emissions, climate-resilient economy.

There is hardly a regional council activity that is not affected by our changing climate or which does not contribute to the emission of greenhouse gases. The roadmap provides a clear and coherent statement of the council’s position on climate change.

If adopted at September’s council meeting, the roadmap will provide high-level guidance for the integration of council activities to manage risk and meet legislative requirements and community expectations.

It will also build a common understanding of the issues and outline opportunities for collaborative action with territorial authorities, iwi partners and other stakeholders.