Kāpiti Coast District Council’s adoption of a Climate Emergency Action Framework means thinking about climate change
will be even more firmly embedded in all Council decisions.
Councillor Sophie Handford says Council has heard calls from the community that it needs to ensure our actions to tackle
the climate crisis are bold, strong, and effective.
“The framework will help us do this by establishing a common aim and principles that embed thinking about the
implications of climate change across the organisation, and guide Council decisions.
“It will also help us raise awareness of Council’s current work in the climate space and provide a platform for us to go
further. We know there is so much more mahi that lies ahead and for us to truly be the best ancestors possible, we must
use this window of time we have right now” says Cr Handford.
“The framework sits nicely as a part of our Toitū Kāpiti vision, which reflects our drive for a vibrant and thriving
Kāpiti with strong communities that are deeply connected to the natural environment,” Cr Handford said.
Council adopted the framework at its 29 July 2021 meeting following public consultation as part of the 2021-2041