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Auck­land Coun­cil is a global fi­nal­ist in C40 Cities Awards 2017 as one of the most in­no­va­tive coun­cils in the world for cli­mate change ac­tion. Auck­land

Coun­cil’s Waste So­lu­tions team launched their zero-waste by 2040 am­bi­tion in 2012. It in­volves de­vel­op­ing key en­vi­ron­men­tal and waste man­age­ment so­lu­tions, en­gag­ing with di­verse com­mu­ni­ties, as well as driv­ing the largest trans­for­ma­tion of waste man­age­ment ser­vices in the South­ern Hemi­sphere. Mayor Phil Goff said, ‘‘It’s great that Auck­land’s lead­er­ship on waste re­duc­tion has been in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nised. The C40 Cities Awards win­ners will be an­nounced at the Cli­mate Sum­mit in Chicago in early De­cem­ber 2017.

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