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Everyone can help make a difference.

To address our region’s changing climate, we need to change the way we live. We have a small window of time to prevent the worst case climate change projections coming to pass. At the same time, we need to prepare for the effects of climate change that are already locked in.

Nationally, a New Zealand emissions reduction plan is being prepared. National and regional adaptation planning is also underway, and local plans will follow.

We used to live low carbon, we can do it again.

Right now though, there are plenty of ways Canterbury/Waitaha individuals, whānau, households, businesses and organisations can shape our own low carbon future. You might even find there are benefits that stretch beyond this into other economic, health and environmental impacts. Here are some things you can consider doing.