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    Climate change: Aucklanders need to halve their driving to reach emissions goal

    Aucklanders will need to halve the distance they collectively drive within eight years in order to meet emissions reduction goals to curb climate change.

    Auckland Council’s Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway (TERP), released on Monday, said public transport use also needed to rise nine-fold to meet those goals.

    The pathway is the most detailed outline of the change in lifestyle required in Auckland to meet the region’s commitment to halve carbon emissions by 2030 – meaning a 64% cut in transport emissions.

    Mayor Phil Goff, who retires in October, was confident a majority of councillors would support the plan at a vote on Thursday, seven weeks before most of them faced re-election.

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    Read the full article originally published at www.stuff.co.nz.

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