Committing to making Council operations net carbon neutral
Christchurch City Council has committed to becoming net carbon neutral (net zero greenhouse emissions) by 2030 for the Council's activities.
During the 2018/19 financial year reporting period, Council emitted a total gross 21,862 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e).
We’ve implemented an internal Resource Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emission (REGGE)(external link) programme of work. This includes monitoring our energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, solid waste generation and water use.
We're investing in our transport network to give people more choice about how they get around. We're placing a particular focus on low-emissions options, such as cycleways, pedestrian areas, public transport and the Zilch electric vehicle fleet.
Energy and solid waste
We offer a range of services to help businesses and households to reduce solid waste and improve their energy efficiency.
- Target Sustainability services for business
- Eco-design advice for new home design
- Healthier Homes Canterbury home renovations(external link)
- Sustainable living education courses
- Waste minimisation and recycling
- Eco-friendly food packaging at events
Policies and programmes
We have adopted a range of initiatives to help us reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for a changing climate.
- [PDF, 183 KB]Resilient Greater Christchurch(external link)
- Resource Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (REGGE) policy [PDF, 183 KB]
- (external link)Council sustainable procurement policy
- Council aims to be carbon neutral by 2030(external link)
- Energy-efficient LED street light replacement.
- Community food growing – tips and resources to help with your efforts at home and in community gardens.