41% of people associated the Regional Council as the main organisation responsible for actions on climate change in Hawke’s Bay
25% of residents believe climate change is one of the challenges facing New Zealand
Drinking water was of the highest concern, followed by economic struggles then climate change
90% of people believe that climate change is already occurring
62% of people are concerned about the impact of climate change in Hawke’s Bay
Drought is seen as the main negative outcome of climate change
55% of residents were prepared to pay more in rates to minimise the impact of climate change
The most supported initiative that people were prepared to pay for was a reduction of carbon and erosion through tree planting (69%)
Concern for future generations was the main driving force for taking part in environmental actions
80% of people said they have been moderately or greatly involved in environmental activities
Lack of alternatives or resources and cost were the two main cited barriers to engaging in environment related activities
The top four activities were recycling, reusable product purchases, energy saving household products, and composting
Two-thirds of residents do not think the Council is doing enough to prevent and reduce the impact of climate change
According to the community, climate change is most directly the result of population growth and waste, energy and transport, and industrial processes. Only 1 in 10 people surveyed think that agriculture is a key cause. Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture to year end 2018 made up 70% of gross emissions for Hawke’s Bay (Stats NZ 2020).
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