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Christchurch City Council wants the Climate Change Commission to be more ambitious in its greenhouse gas emission targets and to set a bolder direction for New Zealand’s climate action.
The Ministry of Awesome and Canterbury electricity lines company Orion have launched a national competition calling for new ideas to reduce New Zealand’s carbon emissions.
A collective commitment to urgent climate action will deliver many benefits for Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, says Councillor Sara Templeton.
Collective action is at the heart of a draft strategy that has been put together to shape Christchurch’s response to the challenges and opportunities of climate change.
The Greater Christchurch Partnership is welcoming the Government’s announcement that is taking steps to reduce the carbon emissions from transport.
A school climate action campus and a locally developed app that allows people to rent, lend or borrow household items are among those to benefit from the first round of Sustainability Fund grants.
Christchurch City Council wants to begin adaptation planning work with the communities likely to be impacted in the future by rising sea levels.
Projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions within Christchurch or support resilience to the impacts of climate change could now be eligible for a grant from Christchurch City Council.
Christchurch schools are being encouraged to show their support for combating climate change by signing up for the Walk or Wheel to School Day.
Christchurch should set itself a target of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions – excluding methane – by 2045.
A report setting out options for responding to the earthquake legacy issues along the Southshore and South New Brighton estuary edge will be considered by Christchurch City Council next week.