17 Jul 2019

Consultation has opened on the greenhouse gas emissions target that Christchurch should adopt as part of its climate change strategy.

A queue of traffic.

Transportation is the largest contributor to Christchurch's greenhouse gas emissions.

“We want to hear our communities’ views on whether we should go with the Government’s proposed target and work towards being  net zero emissions, excluding biogenic methane, by 2050 or whether we should be setting ourselves a more ambitious target,’’ says Christchurch City Council Head of Strategic Policy Emma Davis.

“We know we need to dramatically cut our emissions; the questions is how quickly can we do it?

“We know there are people and businesses in our communities with very strong views on this issue and we really want their feedback on the approach the Council should be taking,’’ Ms Davis says.

Have your say on the emissions target.(external link)