Auckland Council reaffirms commitment to tackling climate change

Auckland Council recommitted to membership of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group with the council’s Environment and Community Committee endorsing Auckland’s reapplication for C40 affiliation.

The main component of Auckland’s application is a commitment to the aims of Deadline 2020. This report says that temperature increases must be held to a rise of no more than 1.5° Celsius to avert catastrophic climate change.

Councillor Penny Hulse, chair of the Environment and Community Committee, says the C40 report stresses that cities and nations must commit to bold and coordinated climate action in the next few years.

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