Last updated: 22 Sep, 2023 05:16pm
What can I do?
Carterton District Council has committed to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Climate change mitigation means reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change adaptation means adapting to the impacts of climate change such as increased flooding risks.
What can I do?
I am a resident
As a resident, there are many things you can do. A good place to start is to measure your carbon footprint to understand your greenhouse gas emissions.
I am a farmer
Farmers have a huge role to play in both climate change mitigation and adaptation.
He Waka Eke Noa is a five-year programme that will equip farmers and growers with the information, tools and support they need to reduce emissions and build resilience to climate change.
We are a business
As a business, there are many things you can do. A good place to start is to measure your carbon footprint to understand your greenhouse gas emissions. The climate action toolbox can help your business reduces its carbon emissions.
- Carbon Neutral NZ Trust: Business Calculator
- Ekos Calculators for businesses, schools and events
- GenLess: For Business
CLIMATE ACTION TOOLBOX
- Business.govt.nz: Climate
The Ruamāhanga Strategy outlines what meaningful action we can take to reduce the effects of climate change in their daily council operations.
It was first adopted in 2020 and revised in 2021.
- Volume 1: Strategy
- Volume 2: Action Plan
Wairarapa climate change projection
NIWA and GWRC released their most recent climate change assumptions for Wairarapa in September 2021. Those assumptions help us understand what our Districts will look like depending on greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere.