Ngā hapori me te tahatai
Communities and Coast
Together we need to build resilient, sustainable communities.
Climate action protects and regenerates the mauri (life essence) of our treasured taonga - awa (rivers), moana (oceans), maunga (mountains) and species for present and future generations.
Changes on our coast are accelerating as a result of climate change. Adapting to impacts must be collaborative, working across levels of government, alongside mana whenua and affected communities.
TE Ū O TĀ MĀTOU WHAI
Empowering communities to reduce their carbon emissions helps them prepare for climate changes.
Reducing our carbon emissions requires significant collective efforts, and community action is vital to creating positive change for a better climate.
We need to draw on local skills, knowledge and energy to build community resilience to help us adapt to a changing climate and ensure fair and equitable life for all.
Auckland Council is working to ensure that resilience is embedded into all future decision-making along our coast, from future infrastructure to land-use planning.
We are developing a long-term environmentally and economically sustainable plan to adapt to our changing coast and the impacts of coastal hazards and climate change.
Intergenerational, cultural and socio-economic equity are critical to a fair transition towards a lower carbon future.
We must ensure all our programmes on climate action are grounded in the values of whanaungatanga and manaakitanga – relationships of collaboration and reciprocal care.
Live Lightly helps Aucklanders make everyday lifestyle choices that are good for the planet, save money, and benefit our health.
Live Lightly showcases actions that have the highest positive impact while being practical and easy to do.
You can explore actions by topic area or find out how you can get involved through your work, school or community.
TE WĀHI KI A KOE
PLAYING YOUR PART
We can all be part of the solution, by reimagining our lifestyles: flying less, driving less, eating plant-based foods more often and saving energy.
Walk or cycle for short journeys – it's good for your well-being, your wallet, and the planet.
Volunteer and get involved with community groups to work for climate friendly change in your local area.
Responding to the water-related impacts of climate change
With the recent drought still fresh in our minds, it may be hard to envisage the Auckland region being impacted by too much water events; but with the anticipated impacts of climate change, that’s a very real risk that we are preparing for.
Tips for composting at home
If food waste were a country, it would be the third-highest emitter of greenhouse gases.
Ngā whāinga mātāmua e waru
The eight priority areas
Natural Environment - Taiao māori
Restoring and replenishing the mauri (life essence) of Tāmaki Makaurau.
Built Environment - Taiao hanga
Planning lower carbon urban spaces, infrastructure and buildings.
Te Puāwaitanga ō te Tātai
Ensuring Māori communities are resilient, self-sustaining and prosperous.