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This is how we're responding in Waimate.

Transitioning to a low-emission, innovative and more sustainable district

Climate change is a critical consideration in Waimate District Council’s 2021-2031 Long-Term Plan, as the Council works to understand exactly how its services and community facilities may be affected.

An independent report was commissioned early in 2021 to better understand what impact Council’s everyday activities have on the climate. The report showed the Council makes a positive contribution overall, with significantly negative net emissions of -3630 tonnes, meaning its activities remove more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than they emit.