Auckland's Climate Action Plan

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  1. Carolyn Cox
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  2. Nitin Prasad
    171 pts
  3. Peter Wallis
    102 pts
  4. Climate Primate
    74 pts
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In July 2018 Auckland Council increased its EV fleet to 14. 14 out of 790. I'm not good at math, but that's around 2% right? Seriously. Is this climate action leadership? Climate action means change. Change for elected members and council's alike means learning to invest in DIFFERENT STUFF, not the same stuff. There's all sorts of Einstein here. The definition of insane comes to mind. CCOs for example who assume a budget increase year on year because they 'do something too important to be...

Climate Primate
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When big things change in a city, it creates a chance to harness the POWER OF CHANGE, to harness the power of investment, and the power to design and re-design. THose involved with the CRL are going to tell us that the project has been undertaken and designed with sustainable outcomes, but will it really harness its own scale, for change on a similar scale? The Albert-Victoria Inner-Urban Green Shared-space Park is one part of this outcomes - a huge (by AKL standards) green strip...

Climate Primate
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Climate Change needs to be the single base line driver of LTP planning, at this time in our city's evolution. With half the cars on Auckland's roads in 10 years Auckland Council and Auckland Transport investment priorities SHIFT fundamentally. We know this can be achieved because Auckland's CBD remains the primary target of daily vehicle trips.  Auckland Council and Auckland Transport investment is led by the LTP which is the public and democratic process for planning the use of our...

Climate Primate
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Climate Primate

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

This is the issue of the tragedy of the commons, shall we use it up first, before someone else does. Clearly low carbon emissions in AK while all our manufactured goods come from somewhere else that continues to make global warming happen achieves little. NZ has small, with no real power to influence the global situation.  The pragmatic decision, to which we are culturally inclined, is to continue to use it up , because every one else is. This is what we have been doing. Morally...

kelp strewn
by kelp strewn
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kelp strewn

IPCC's new report highlights a new level of urgency for climate action; limiting to 1.5c warming would avert some severe consequences of climate change that would occur at 2c warming but "Limiting global warming to 1.5ºC would require rapid, far reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" in the words of the report. How can Auckland show trailblazing climate leadership, becoming for example the first carbon negative city(surely the world needs this to counterbalance the...

Hamish Lindop
by Hamish Lindop
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Imagine if NZ had an environment month similar to NZ Music Month or NZ Fashion Week etc to highlight the importance of our environment. A month of environment awareness with events, shows, could help tourism too by highlighting specific areas and campaigns on specific websites and ads. Would NZ be the first in the world to do this? Can we? Lets do it! Why? Because we need awareness more than anything!. The first step for action on climate change is to get everyone onboard. How? Pick...

Nitin Prasad
by Nitin Prasad
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Imagine if all the restaurants in NZ that you love took extra effort to run the most sustainable business from the packaging they use, how they mange their waste and other areas. These businesses should be given a sustainable rating (similar to the eat safe A - F rating) and should be given an incentive when  they meet a certain level and maintain it too. Some problems we're dealing with: "Twelve thousand tonnes of bread, 3000 tonnes of poultry -- more than 120,000 tonnes of food worth...

Nitin Prasad
by Nitin Prasad
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Wherever an internal combustion engine (ICE), such as a car engine, is used in Auckland that vehicle emits carbon as CO2 derived from oil that was formed from buried vegetation billions of years ago when Earth was young and the Sun cooler. Climate change is largely driven by the release of this ancient carbon. We can help avoid further warming by encouraging a rapid transition away from ICE vehicles to Electric Vehicles (EV) that eliminate the the emission of CO2 while in use. Aim at a quick...

Peter Wallis
by Peter Wallis
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No more smelly buses. Let's transform Auckland's bus fleet to 100% Electric. We've already started. Let's commit to Auckland's bus fleet becoming 100% Electric. Mr Goff has said, “Last year I pledged with mayors from around the world to work towards making our streets fossil-fuel free. As part of the declaration I committed Auckland to procure only zero-emission buses by 2025." Let's go one step further, really get serious about making our streets fossil fuel free and transform the whole...

Carolyn Cox
by Carolyn Cox
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