Between 2001 and 2022, the Wellington Region’s gross emissions fell by 15%. There has been a 9% drop since 2019. This recent reduction is strongly related to the effect of COVID-19 restrictions on transport activity, however all sectors reduced their emissions over this period.

The update relates to all emissions from activities occurring within the region’s boundaries, as well as emissions from all waste generated in the region (regardless of where it is disposed of) and electricity used in the region (regardless of where it is generated). Half of the emissions from air and sea travel beginning or ending at the region’s ports was also included.

Report positive about drop in emissions, highlights key sectors for continued action

Past reports

Research shows fall in greenhouse gases over two decades but a worrying rise in transport emissions


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Updated July 6, 2023 at 4:36 PM

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