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.
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