How cities are preparing for climate change
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the battle for global sustainability will be won
or lost in the world’s cities. Cities and urban areas are estimated to account for 80 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and more than half of the world’s population live in them, so what we do in our urban centres will, to a large extent, define the future of our world. Governments are struggling to agree on action against climate change, but thankfully many city authorities are just getting on with
tackling the problem as best they can.
Element takes a look at what authorities in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch are expecting, how they are trying to minimise the damage and preparing for the worst, and how their plans shape up against