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This is how we're responding in Christchurch.

Urban design and public transport

One way we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a key contributor to climate change is to use public transport.

Environment Canterbury provides public transport services for Greater Christchurch including city wide bus and ferry connections.

The network is transitioning to a zero-emissions fleet by introducing low emission and electric buses to the fleet. In the first year of use (2021), it's expected the move will reduce CO2 by 14%.

A joint network of councils, government agencies and rūnanga has also formed with a joint mission to look at how our city needs to evolve in response to climate change. The Greater Christchurch Partnership has sought feedback from the community and is working on a plan for our region. Greater Christchurch 2050 will describe the kind of place we want for our future generations. This includes investigating mass rapid transport options.