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Auckland's greenhouse gas inventory to 2018

Shanju Xie
Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
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From the executive summary

Te-Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland's Climate Plan sets the target of keeping within 1.5 degrees of warming and net zero emissions by 2050 with an interim emissions reduction target of 50 per cent by 2030 (against a 2016 baseline). Decarbonisation pathways and emission reductions were modelled based on emissions for 2016 and provisional emissions for 2017-2019. A timely emissions inventory identifies and quantifies the most recent sources and sinks of greenhouse gas (GHG) and trends. This provides a robust evidence base and an essential tool to evaluate our progress, frame mitigation actions and inform future policy development. In addition, it provides input to the state of Auckland’s environment reporting.

Auckland’s GHG inventory was first compiled for 2009 and recently for 2016. This report updates emissions for 1990, 2009-2018, following the most recently available New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990-2018. ...

Auckland Council technical report, TR2020/026

Published February 2021.

See also

Auckland Council's State of the environment report 2020

The health of Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland’s natural environment in 2020

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