Give eco ideas

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Do you have any sug­ges­tions on how Auck­land Coun­cil can re­duce its car­bon foot­print?

Pub­lic sub­mis­sions are open on the draft Low Car­bon Ac­tion Plan. More than 150 com­pa­nies and or­gan­i­sa­tions have been con­sulted on the plan which aims to re­duce green­house gas emis­sions by 40 per cent by 2040.

The plan sets out a 30-year path­way and a 10-year plan of ac­tion. The five key ar­eas in­clude the way we travel, use and gen­er­ate en­ergy, our built en­vi­ron­ment and green in­fra­struc­ture, waste dis­posal, forestry, agri­cul­ture and nat­u­ral car­bon as­sets.

En­vi­ron­ment, cli­mate change and nat­u­ral her­itage com­mit­tee chair­man, coun­cil­lor Wayne Walker, says Auck­land has a cru­cial role to play.

‘‘Cities are es­ti­mated to ac­count for up to 80 per cent of global green­house gas emis­sions. Low Car­bon Auck­land there­fore sets out a very bold tar­get of re­duc­ing . . . emis­sions by 40 per cent, ‘‘ he said.

The plan is open for feed­back un­til April 7 and the fi­nal ac­tion plan will be adopted in June.

Go to auck­land­coun cil.govt.nz/havey­our­say.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.