Auckland Council will plant trees in south Auckland parks and streets to increase shelter in poorly shaded areas. (video from May 2022)
Funding could be an early hurdle for Auckland’s plans to cut transport emissions by 64% over the next eight years to curb global warming.
Auckland Transport said it is working on the immediate actions it can take under the council’s Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway (TERP) but these “require additional funding in the upcoming budget”.
The budget, which will be proposed by the mayor Wayne Brown on December 15, is the toughest in the council’s 12-year history, with a forecast deficit of up to $295 million, to be closed.
TERP is the most critical element in the city achieving its goal of halving greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, but is not one Brown’s top priorities since his election in October.
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