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What has to change so Auckland is climate-ready and zero-carbon?

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  1. Leigh Nicholson
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I guess what we all have to do, is what is "unpopular", or inconvenient to short term capitalistic goals. At least that's what this 15 year old girl speaking to the UN plenary is telling world leaders.  We, and especially our political leaders, need to become "unafraid" of unpopularity in the present for bold, courageous actions, so that our kids, like Greta, and my three year old son, can enjoy the future.   https://youtu.be/HzeekxtyFOY

Hamish Lindop
by Hamish Lindop
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Hamish Lindop

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

Everything in Auckland currently seems to be focused around planning for continued population growth.  There needs to be a strategic conversation in Auckland (and New Zealand... and globally) around what the city's target or sustainable population should be. Once this is decided Auckland Council should incorporate this into all of its planning.  Population growth like Auckland is currently experiencing is no compatible with reducing the city's carbon footprint and adapting to climate change...

Richard Butler
by Richard Butler
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Richard Butler

Define clear legislation and bylaws and consenting rules around Tiny Houses. Consult with the growing community of Tiny House builders and dwellers. It is currently unclear on whether a Tiny House needs a building consent or not, the rules are too grey, because they have not been updated with Tiny Houses in mind. This is a real and valid option that needs solution focused support. 

HeatherC
by HeatherC
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HeatherC

There needs to be on going educational campaigns to help people understand where all there plastic is going and the impact it has on the earth and every individual has to do their part. This list is very long but you will get the idea. Supermarkets and retail shops need to get on board. Vegies wrap in plastic, non recycle meat trays and wrapped in gladwrap, toilet paper wrapped in plastic, bread, most childrens food comes in tiny snack size wrappers (buy bulk and put in containers),...

Debbie Berry
by Debbie Berry
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Debbie Berry

Housing and land-use needs to support the environment and this can be done through catering to assist density and limiting urban sprawl, to also ensure that access to healthy and affordable housing is available for all. Help assist housing that increases housing density More support for renters and their rights, especially during disputes Restrict urban sprawl and help protect good soils that provide food Create open spaces accessible to all that utilise Matauranga Maori, are...

Generation Zero
by Generation Zero
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Generation Zero

We need to better manage waste to provide access to a healthy city for all, and in doing so, be compassionate through ensuring that the current burden of waste does not disproportionate impact future generations. Principles include: Better Auckland-based recycling facilities Encouraging on-site treatment  Support for zero/minimal waste lifestyles  

Generation Zero
by Generation Zero
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Generation Zero

Provide a transport system that helps cater to all transport modes to provide more opportunities for people to access the city by bus, train, bike, ferry or walking. Principles include: Improving public transport accessibility - Especially to other areas of Auckland (South Auckland, West Auckland), travel between and within suburbs by public transport feasible and more and higher frequency of night services The council doing research that benchmarks public transport costs compared to...

Generation Zero
by Generation Zero
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Generation Zero
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The government must subsidise the cost of solar panels on residential properties along with batteries and electric cars - for 3 years. The electricity that is saved from households must go to electric vehicles. The green energy savings can be traded as carbon credits to fund the subsidies.  This will allow us to build the necessary infrastructure for a fossil free future for the next generation. This has to happen quickly as we are already into unchartered waters with climate change.

Leigh Nicholson
by Leigh Nicholson
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Leigh Nicholson

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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