Auckland's Climate Action Plan

 
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Encourage the use of green roofs, espeically for new developments/buildings. Green roofs or living roofs make use of an underutilised impervious surface through planting and vegetation, that can reduce stormwater runoff , insulate buildings, improve air quality, and provide for biodiversity opportunities. Essentially, contributing to more healthy and climate proof buildings. Current provisions within the Auckland Unitary Plan have weak regulatory enforcement when it comes to implimenting...

Kaylie Bramley
by Kaylie Bramley
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Kaylie Bramley
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Imagine if all the available rooftop space in NZ is either semi or fully converted into green spaces! - It would totally reduce surrounding temperatures, increase biodiversity and create new green spaces! This idea is around increasing the awareness of using existing rooftop spaces (For flats, office buildings, shop owners & homes where possible) to create new green spaces whether it's one plant, a raised vege patch or if it's converting an entire rooftop into a garden like the NZI...

Nitin Prasad
by Nitin Prasad
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Nitin Prasad

We need actual functioning ecologies, not green wash. Green rooves are green wash.

kelp strewn
by kelp strewn
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kelp strewn
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Imagine bus stops all around NZ having low maintenance vertical gardens installed which would make the area green and improve air quality. Imagine if you could adopt one - Jamie's bus stop or Jane's stop which could be customised, greened up and all! How? It could be that companies, shops and maybe even individuals adopt bus shelters who look after these vertical gardens. Imagine if you could adopt one - Jamie's bus stop or Jane's stop which could be customised, greened up and all! Maybe...

Nitin Prasad
by Nitin Prasad
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Nitin Prasad

Auckland Council will only meet their carbon reduction obligations if they are held accountable for this to the public. If Auckland Council is not then we risk not making progress in making this a just transition for all. Project ideas include: Green Bonds and Green Bonds Workshops catered to different demographics such as young professional, secondary student and adult levels Green Investment/Divestment Workshops (ensure that these are taught to different demographics such that...

Generation Zero
by Generation Zero
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Generation Zero

There should be higher burden on property development and on petrol franchises to incorporate green spaces. For example, in Glen Eden where a new Gull station is going in next to large Red Manson property.  Will have more congestion and need more trees - one idea could be more green traffic medians/roundabout /pedestrian crossing.  

Susanna Barthow
by Susanna Barthow
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Susanna Barthow
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Those companies that are involved in green initiatives should be entitled to a tax break, and those companies that are not embracing zero carbon should pay a higher tax. This is a double incentive for companies and businesses to change the behaviour and embrace the need for climate change mitigation. In particular, green start up, companies should be supported and promoted to further incentivise the creation of new industries

Leigh Nicholson
by Leigh Nicholson
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Leigh Nicholson

The Internal combustion engine and the coal fired power station lie behind most aspects of human life these days, from food production, to cloths, to travel, to heavy industry. Every year co2 production increases, at a world level, as more people go "high tech". "green initiatives" are generally mere green wash.  My idea is that we move away from this energy intensive economy to a much more low tech one which relies on the physical labour of humans for its energy inputs. A side benefit is...

kelp strewn
by kelp strewn
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kelp strewn

Auckland should declare a Climate Emergency status along with some other cities around the world (e.g. London). Adaptation (resilience) is now No 1 priority, not mitigation (sustainability; 'emissions reduction'). We have only 5 to 10 years to make the vital transition to a more resilient model of infrastructure - decentralised, clean, green, smart, small scale, locally managed. The Unitary Plan should be reviewed and its 'compact city' strategy and 'intensification' policy moderated, if not...

Dushko Bogunovich
by Dushko Bogunovich
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Dushko Bogunovich

Plant more Broader plants that cover the ground to protect mother earth from the sun and paint black/dark rooftops white/cream so the rooftops don't heat up as much/as fast and ricochets the heat.

Waimarie Povey-Nicholls
by Waimarie Povey-Nicholls
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Waimarie Povey-Nicholls
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