July 23, 2021

This Climate Business | Transport policy just went off the rails, WTF!?

This Climate Business | Transport policy just went off the rails, WTF!?

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Transport represents almost half of CO2 emisisons in NZ. In Auckland, its higher, at 67%. After agriculture with our burbing cows, transport is the most imporant sector to decarbonise. Yet the just published 10-year plan for Auckland predicts a 6% increase in emissions by 2031. Critics have called the plan ‘baffling’ – at odds with the council’s commitment to halve emissions by 2030. The report is one of many transport policy documents up for discussion, all promising to lower emissions and shift us out of cars and trucks. To explain what’s going on, why transport planning seems so contradictory and what still needs to be done, Vincent talked to emissions expert Paul Winton, from 1Point5.org.nz

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