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Climate Action hub

Now is our opportunity to prepare the region for climate change. Our aim is for Hawke’s Bay to be carbon neutral by 2050. Here you will find information about how we can live and work more sustainably and build a better future for the next generations. #ClimateActionHB

Welcome to the Climate crisis hub

Go to the section below that interests you, and find out all the information you'll need to take climate action - for Tamariki, Farmers, Business, and Whānau.

For kids & youth
For farmers
For business & industry
For families & households
Local climate action events
survey results
HBRC doing
Give us your thoughts

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The climate crisis is here

We’re lucky to live in a beautiful region known for our warm balmy days, magnificent natural landscapes and bountiful produce that feeds us and the world.

Yet the climate crisis is upon us, and the risks to our farming community, and our way of life are real.

At the Regional Council, climate change is at the heart of everything we do. We are working hard to make the region more resilient to climate change.

But we need to do so much more as a region to achieve the transformational change required to reduce our environmental footprint, and live more sustainably.

We declared a climate change emergency in June 2019, accepting local and international science that we have a small window of time to act to avoid the most damaging effects of the climate crisis in the long term.

We will be consulting in our upcoming Long Term Plan on how we are working to do this, such as adding a dedicated Climate Change Ambassador to our team.

The ambassador will bring councils, mana whenua, youth and other organisations together to form a meaningful plan for climate action in the region.

We want to hear from you, if you think what we're doing is about right, and what else needs to be done.

Let’s protect our future, and act now.

Rex Graham – Hawke’s Bay Regional Council Chair

Here is the latest NIWA report on climate change projections for Hawke’s Bay

Climate action videos

Check out our climate action videos below. We have three case studies - a farmer, a business and a community group - who are taking action to help lessen the effects of climate change.

Farm
Central Hawke’s Bay farmers Greg and Rachel Hart have significantly changed their farming practices to be more environmentally and economically sustainable.

Business
Bostocks are a Hawke’s Bay-based organic food producer with sustainability at their core. We asked them why they care, what they’re doing, and what they want the world to look like.

Community
The passionate Wairoa Community Ngahere Nursery has gone from humble beginnings to a thriving volunteer-run nursery that provides thousands of plants to the community each year. Be inspired.

 

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