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All advertisers should be compelled to include climate change/carbon footprint/emissions info in all ads. This should be monitored and enforced by a crack unit in the Advertising Standards Authority, or someone else.  Car ads MUST be included in this as it needs to become the key driver of vehicle selection, but the footprint of the cheap bananas advertisedby supermarkets must also be disclosed.  This idea would make the carbon footprint of every product a normal part of everyone’s...

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We've been on here for a month or so, but we've got no idea how climate change is being communicated in Auckland - which is terrifying given the breadth of our collective industries and interest areas within climate change! Can someone fill us in and then we can have a more informed discussion under that challenge. 

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We moved near the Avondale market in 2007. Getting around on Sundays it was immediately obvious that unless road layout and driver + pedestrian behaviour changed, there would be a serious accident. A few years later there was and a pedestrian was killed.  Now our region wide transport system is changing. Cyclists are increasingly darting through slow or stationary traffic creating risks for themselves, pedestrians, and drivers. Scooters and motorbikes are doing the same. Both two wheel...

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How does our weekend road use/carbon footprint compare to weekdays? More or less? Lets find out and then look into how to make the changes we need. Obviously malls, shopping centres and recreational facilities are big draw cards for travel in the weekend... what can we do to: do it together, do it less, do it better. 

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If food waste and food transport are as significant as some say in contributing to our whanau carbon footprints, then lets make sure there are quality supported community gardens in every Local Board area and at every school. Plant it, grow it, eat it, compost it. Meet people, build communities.

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ClimateAKL first 1000 points club member. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the late David Lange for teaching us about calm straightforward influence, Sir David Attenborough, the IPCC, Kyoto, Paris, Katowice, the African Climate Leadership programme, Barrack Obama and Donald Trump for showing us the nature of difference, C40, Lucy Lawless and Greenpeace, Generation Zero and 350.org, Layton Sundry from Owaka, Moana and Richard Sutherland, Jess Hawthorn, and all the writers...

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I reckon a great series of public discourse events between now and July would be great a chance to get Auckland talking. About climate action. Energetic. Invested. Public. Sharing. Inspire. Inspiring. Inspire us to talk.  

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SO what does it take to be a member of the Climate Leaders Coalition. How do we know  this is not a scam in which business leaders tell Auckland they have it all in hand, so we can stand down. Criteria would be a useful tool, so we can understand the leadership commitments are real. Some innovation in the ideas would also a good pointer that the coalition is just doing what we all should have been doing for, oh, say around 15 years, and 15 years too late. Not evidence, just some rules to...

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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...

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Come on really? A group convening itself in alte 2018 calling itself CLIMATE LEADERS. If the members of this group were CLIMATE LEADERS, we would have had action by now. An action plan, a city turning its consumption around. Green business.  Maybe if it was called the Climate Followers Coalition we could all be part of it, like a public movement, we could all feel involved, and maybe we even could be! Crazy. Maybe it could be a bit less a PRIMATE chest beating, exclusive privilege to be...

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This is part response to Greater Auckland's great idea about housing in car parks, but partly also just a bit of an old school classic in terms of climate change ideas.  As we pump up public transport capacity we want it filled. Driving to the local major transport hub is not the ultimate good here, but its not bad... but there needs to be room.  Two things: (1) our current park and rides don't enough capacity, and in many urban areas increased use of train stations has resulted in the...

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If you are struggling to answer the question 'I would use my car less if...' then what you need to do is look up into the sky and think about your life and your expectations. Driving your non-electric or not hybrid car constantly is impacting on the planet, the world, the environment, and people. Its just a luxury, and one we can't collectively afford, anymore. The fact is you would drive your car less if: - you could possibly image letting go of the absolute unprecedented luxury it...

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Gather sustainable funding from at least 3 seperate sources - Auckland Council, Government, Foundation North, Tindall, others in the public, private and philanthropic sphere to create the role of PRINCIPAL CLIMATE CHANGE ACTIVATOR/ADVISOR FOR AUCKLAND. They must be employed by a collective Board, and we should consider moving toward a collective impact model of some sort in which the role is supported by an organisation in a backbone role, ready to support the person and the role as...

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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...

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The North Western Motorway currently provides an infrastructure for an efficient Future Business LINK... a high functioning transport link from the PORT, to PARNELL, to K ROAD, to PT CHEV, to AVONDALE, to HENDERSON, and WESTGATE could include housing and industry, bus lanes not more car lanes, bike lanes and light rail.  Lincoln Road is currently 16 minutes from the CBD, when there is no traffic. in traffic it is a nightmare. What if Pt Chev became an urban commercial space directly...

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Auckland is hosting Te Matatini - the biennial national kapahaka competition finals in 2021 - can it be the first carbon neutral Te Matatini? well of course it can, but do the people in control want it to be... that's the real question... Dear Te Matatini national body, dear council, dear ATEED, dear AT, dear IMSB thats the challenge. Ma wai e tutuki?     

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"This year Auckland is hosting the first ever carbon nuetral America's Cup" - thats the headline that could fly around the world. What we need? - An event plan to ensure America's Cup 2021 is NET GREEN. What a moment in history that would be. All that technology on the boats, all that global coverage: surely we can make a a truly leading move on the climate change front through this global, leading edge event? Who's on board? Auckland Council largely has control over how that event...

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Bike subsidies on retail prices. Lets talk about that. Auckland Council's annual budget is something like $4B.  $1M would provide a substantive subsidy on bike purchases. Something like 5,000 subsidies of $200. $2M = 5,000 of $400, or 10,000 of $200. I know thats pretty complex math, but there are things we can spend Auckland money on that would make a difference. I guess we could also spend it on some consultants to provide options on driveway maintenance in Remuera. Time to...

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I would use my car less ... (note: Climate Primate doesn't use a car to commute) ... but I guess this would e a true answer for many : if I got fined if I used it or a regulatory system made it socially unacceptable under certain circumstances, like with one person in it, for example.  Get the fares right. Get the services better. Do more to disincentivise car use. Make cars harder (e.g. single lane only open on motorway between 5 and 9 AM, open up two lanes of harbour bridge to bikes...

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Create a dedicated fund for vital technology development, innovation and promotion. I'd say solar, cycle power (cycling more, and generating sustainable emergy from human cycle power), and water collection & cleaning straight off the bat. Whoa is developing new ideas in this area, how are they supported, and what do they need to succeed? Cause we really need them to succeed...

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The website administrators should invest time, expertise, and thinking now in making CLIMATEAKL.CO.NZ the vibrant and active website it needs to be if it is going to fulfil the role it is intended to fulfil. WE need more traffic, more people, more ideas...   But more importantly we need more interaction, from each other, and from the owners. Cr Hulse has a video on the homepage, so where is she in this website? where is her voice, her response, and that of others on the inside of...

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The Southern Cross Climate Group is part think tank, part gorilla action, and part collaboration between Wellington, Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. It is currently gathering a specialist/analyst in each of those centres to start feeding local information and initiatives form their own jurisdictions into this feed. We need to build a comparative framework, so we don't end up with these geographically close cities all being at vastly different places in terms fo climate action and progress....

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What will be the lasting urban landscape impact of the Central Rail Link? Albert Street is currently almost closed as the trench is built. Once all the walls and temporary structures are taken down what will ahve been put back in there? Probably back to the 4 lane road again. What if the trench was covered with landscaping - trees, grass, picnic areas, a 100 meter run track, pump track bike humps and corners... Then connect it to Victoria Park, our premium inner city park with a wide...

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Let's get behind the landmark global climate action on March 15. Let's gather, talk, communicate to leaders. What is the function of the public sector: to effectively manage public and democratic mattes for our society... Let's make sure they know we want change in the administration of public matters... change so that our agenda is led by climate change action.  Let's show ourselves - Auckland - that we recognise that climate change matters... #internationalyearofclimateaction Are...

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Schools in particular are high carbon use generators. We live in the era of school drop offs and we must change this.  Maintain safety at schools and other institutions while we: - Reduce car trips to schools and other institutions like hospitals - how do our customers get here? - Increase public transport to schools and other institutions - Support parents and students, patients, and customers to make difference choices - Ensure future institutions are transport ready for a zero...

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There are around 20,000 vehicles in the combined public sector fleet in Auckland. If it was a zero carbon fleet, eitehr through electric cars, or hybrid cars with carbon off-set, that would significantly increase the operation of the low emissions area of the vehicle market bringing new cars to the market, improving the maintenance profile, and supporting an ecosystem of associated businesses to thrive and cater for a bigger market. It would also show and demonstrate leadership and...

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Not only can we halve the private passenger vehicle fleet on the road daily - and end in itself especially as it relates to congestion, public transport efficiency gains, and commercial operations - we can also vastly improve the consumption profile of the private passenger vehicle fleet. At the moment our fossil consumption average rate across the fleet is between 7.5 and 9 depending on approach. If we regulate and more broadly agree across the vehicle sector that no vehicles with a...

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How much difference would it make in Auckland if 25% of Auckland workers worked 3 days a week from home? What about in a specific area - what if 25% of Fonterra Auckland CBD employees worked from home 2 days a week, and 50% received a HOP CARD top up of $200/month to support sustainable commuting choices? The technology is largely there already. Skype, facetime, phones themsleves, you know for those phonecall things. Texts even, adn of course emails which have been proven to the most...

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Water supply will be a the core of sustainability in a climate changed world, along with the ability to sustain some life in urban gardens to complement food supply and ensure the urban environment does not become a barren waste land with reducing ngahere, vegetation and tree coverage. If we acted now with subsidised water tank/water storage on private properties we could take a big step toward increasing household and community resilience. 

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In December we heard the headline "Global recognition for Auckland leadership on climate action"... But to be honest I just don't know what this leadership is, was or who did it. There was talk last year that Auckland was recognised for the potential indigenous leadership on climate change, but there wasn't any evidence of the space provided for indigenous leadership on climate change, or of the recognition itself, from C40. On the basis of the evidence I am able to find, I don't believe...

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Are you carbon zero? Carbon neutral? is your family? Tell us how and be in to win a carbon zero prize pack which will not include any flights, meat, waste, taxis... Who is already rocking the lifestyle we need in the next 5 years? Let's find out who they are, what drives them, how they do it, and what we can learn from these early adopters!

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Roll out a competition for Auckland businesses to compete for who has the smallest per capita carbon footprint, who has the greatest innovations, and who can lead the city in change. May need to be sector diversified, and will need funding, backing, and a consistent measurement system. 

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If - 5000 Auckland University students 2000 AUT students 20000 Ministry of Education students 4000 Council staff 2000 government officials use public transport each day, lets have a contribution to get the fares down. We all benefit from better fares on public transport, and we all lose traction on climate change as fares go up. Its all around the wrong way. Gold card retirees travel free, but are in the generations who drove fossil fuel consumption to new heights. Youth and...

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10 times more bikes means cheaper bikes, better bikes, subsidies for bikes, more bikes on the road or cycleway or track, and that means SAFER CYCLING. Electric is good, leg power is good, cycleways are good, good road manners are good, staying safe is good. being active is good. 10 times more motor-scooters means more scooters, a bigger range available, some impact on car sales and car fleet increases, and SAFER SCOOTERING. 1. Explore options to increase importation of appropriate...

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Create a forum where vehicle importers and commercial users are invited to discuss their planning to provide for a carbon neutral fleet. If we are still importing private passenger vehicles with high fossil consumption (say, over 7l/100km), in 2020, we aren't going to be getting anywhere. There is an option for regulation here, but there is also a moral obligation on importers to help us reach the goals we collectively need to reach. I think both are probably needed, but if we provide a...

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Auckland Council and other entities such as the CEO climate change group put together a meaningful programme of climate change related events that garner public input and support and provide a meaningful mid and long term programme of activity within which humans and primates can find their own place in climate change discourse, and change activation. 1. Global climate protest day 15 March (#Greta Thunberg). Council has 8 - 10 k employers - what will they be doing on March 15? 2....

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In December 2018 Auckland Council's Environment and Community Committee received a report promising continued progress toward the Auckland Climate Action Plan and the Auckland Climate Symposium. Climate Primate submitted an request to speak to the committee, and this was turned down on pretty esoteric grounds that are not canvassed in the committee's terms of reference published in their agenda - that a request to provide public input can be refused on the grounds that the subject matter...

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SR1.5 is the 2018 IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. It tells us what we need to do, sets out evidence, provides substantive guidance, and motivation to proceed on a climate change change more powerful and real than ever before. SR1.5 is...

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There was a challenge on climate change communications in Auckland. The end of last year saw a flurry of global activity in particular the IPCC and SR1.5 reports, and Sir David's speech to the UN from the People's Seat. So where are we at in Auckland? Have we leveraged that impact, that momentum? Well the answer is no. With the Auckland Climate Symposium approaching in March, we have little or no public visibility on planning, and how that symposium will draw on those inputs. Will the...

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The fight against CLIMATE CHANGE has so far involved humans/primates using precious material which causes climate change, while hoping, assuming, and in most cases believing that a global leadership of political entities was managing the risk of CLIMATE CHANGE effectively. That global leadership was not managing the risk of CLIMATE CHANGE effectively. In 2019 - the international year of climate action - local body elections in many countries globally including New Zealand provide the...

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A climate ready Auckland (among other things) has public funding (Auckland Council resources) set aside specifically to meet the costs of infrastructure damage which will continue to increase exponentially from now until ... well forever, based on the changing weather patterns we are experiencing today. How much does your council have in the war chest? Auckland Council should tell us, and tell us how that fund will grow ahead of the growing cost of repairs as climate change impact...

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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...

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