Otago Daily Times

Climate plan vote this week

- LAURA SMITH

SOUTHLAND’S regional council will soon vote on whether to affirm its approach in developing a climate action plan.

Environmen­t Southland voted in 2019 to not declare a climate emergency, as others had done, but to develop an action plan.

A report to councillor­s for an upcoming meeting summarises actions taken towards crafting it.

A working group of four councillor­s was formed and in July last year, a preliminar­y plan was updated after feedback from staff and councillor­s.

A full council workshop had also been scheduled for February, to discuss future initiative­s and the developmen­t of a regional climate change strategy.

This would provide an opportunit­y for discussion which would include councillor­s’ role, challenges and direction of developing a strategy.

The vote would be at a ordinary meeting of council on January 27.

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