Christchurch City Council has taken a leadership role on climate change for many years.

Changes to our Community Outcomes and Strategic Priorities

The Council approved a new 2020 strategic framework on 19 December 2019 and this is currently part of the consultation document on the annual plan.

Information on our revised Community Outcomes and Strategic Priorities is currently being developed.

What this means

The Council has taken a leadership role on climate change for many years and now wants to build on this leadership to further reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the city.

How we will get there

Add our voice to international collective action and set targets for reducing GHG emissions.

Roll out the battery electric vehicle outreach programme.

Engage with the business community to encourage action to reduce GHG emissions.

Raise awareness with the public of individual and household actions that make a difference to reducing GHG emissions.

Set a clear policy pathway to a GHG emission future.

Embed climate change in Council decision-making procedures.

Pilot innovative solutions to reduce GHG emissions from Council operations and encourage the uptake of successful solutions by other organisations in the city.

How we are doing 

Christchurch community carbon footprintSnapshot Only

During the 2016/2017 June financial year, Christchurch emitted an estimated 2,485,335 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (t CO2e) excluding forestry sequestration, this equates to 6.6 t CO2e per person.

Transportation represents 53.1 per cent of these emissions, followed by stationary energy (22.7 per cent), Agriculture (10.5 per cent), Waste (9 per cent) and Industry (4.7 per cent).

Forestry in Christchurch resulted in sequestration (carbon capture) of an estimated 362,679 t CO2e which reduces Christchurch's gross GHG emissions to 2,122,656 t CO2e.

Christchurch City Council greenhouse gas emissionsNot enough information or no information available

Information will be included once it has been certified.