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Celebrating stories of council and our community’s climate action.

Council achieves Toitū CarbonReduce Certification

We recently completed two greenhouse gas emissions audits under the Toitū CarbonReduce Certification for the financial years (FY) 19/20 and 20/21. Council has a target of reducing its emissions by 15% by 2024 from our 2018/19 baseline. Our emissions for the 2020/21 FY were 10,973.06 tCO2e, which were 9% lower than the base year total of 12,101.27 tCO2e. These emissions were 5% higher than the 2019/20 FY, which was a year our operations were impacted by the Covid-19 lockdown. The next audit for the 2021/22 FY will occur in late 2022.

Tauranga City Council’s Toitū CarbonReduce Certificate (441kb pdf)

For more information on the Certification visit the Toitū Envirocare website.

Response to Emissions Reduction Plan

Council has made a submission to the Ministry for the Environment on its consultation document - Te hau mārohi ki anamata - Transitioning to a low-emissions climate-resilient future – which will inform New Zealand’s first emissions reduction plan, setting the direction for climate action for the next 15 years. A copy of our submission is available below.

Response to Emissions Reduction Plan Consultation (514kb pdf)

For more information on the consultation visit the Ministry for the Environment website.

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