How can we future-proof our region against disruptions caused by climate change, global pandemics and technological changes? By building a resilient, regenerative economy in which Aucklanders can thrive.
Guided by the values of kaitiakitanga—guardianship and protection—we must prioritise low carbon, sustainable economic activities and reduce our reliance on finite natural resources.
Major changes will be required across all sectors. Despite the challenges, this shift will lead to long-term economic, social and environmental benefits for Aucklanders.
TE Ū O TĀ MĀTOU WHAI
Below are just some of the ways Auckland Council seeks to create a more resilient and regenerative economy
Assess climate change risks and develop targeted programmes to support the most affected sectors
Focus Auckland Council investments on low carbon, climate-resilient assets, activities and services
Work with large businesses and suppliers to reduce emissions, and encourage the adoption of innovation, green technology and circular solutions
Implement the Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan, including roll out of an urban household kerbside food scraps collection
Financing the future with Green Bonds
Auckland Council is a national leader in sustainable finance, being the first New Zealand entity to issue Green Bonds.
Green bonds are used to fund projects that deliver positive environmental or climate outcomes, such as renewable energy, low-carbon transport, green buildings and waste management. So far, Auckland Council has raised $2 billion through Green Bonds, allocated across a diverse range of eligible green assets that total $2.7 billion. This funding will help us to deliver our critical programmes of climate change action.
TE WĀHI KI A KOE
PLAYING YOUR PART
Shop locally to keep money circulating in our economy and reduce transport emissions
Choose carbon-friendly transport options such as public transport, cycling or walking
Support businesses that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability
Measure and reduce your carbon footprint using Auckland Council’s FutureFit tool.
Creating shared prosperity through the circular economy is a Māori and Pasifika business led movement for economic transformation that puts whānau and whenua first.
Kahu Malcolm, Intrapreneur Māori outcomes
Auckland Council supports delivery partner to reduce inner-city emissions
Auckland Council is supporting its delivery partner, Urgent Couriers, in its bid to cut inner-city emissions.
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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.
Communities and Coast - Ngā hapori me te tahatai
Preparing our people for our changing climate and coastline in an equitable way.