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Auckland City declares climate emergency

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city council voted to recognize the for action on by declaring a climate emergency on Wednesday.

"By unanimously voting to declare a climate emergency we are signaling the council's intention to put at the front and centre of our decision making," says Phil Goff, reported

Members of Council's and Community Committee voted to join a growing community of cities around the world who have formally and publicly recognized the for action on by declaring a climate emergency.

"Our declaration further elevates the importance of an immediate national and global response to address our changing climate," said Councilor Penny Hulse, of the and Community Committee.

Recent research commissioned by the council showed that Auckland's annual temperature is rising, rainfall patterns are changing, and coastlines are being increasingly impacted by ongoing sea level rise.

Auckland's ambitious targets and leadership on tackling climate change have earned C40 status from the global and the council is a signatory of the Climate Leaders Coalition.

"Auckland's Climate Action Framework and the plan we develop from that is a critical part of meeting our responsibilities," Goff said.



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First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 11:00 IST