Status Complete

Start Date December 2021

Due Date February 2024

Lead Organisation

Greater Wellington Regional Council


  1. A technical emissions stocktake of current and planned council, and other key organisational activities, to create baseline data for the two deliverables below
  2. A) Review options for modelling decarbonisation pathways and hold workshops to develop a set of principles for a transition to being a low/no carbon region
    B). Develop an emissions reduction plan, including scenario and options analysis
  3. Develop an agreed suite of tools to inform further spatial, structure and master planning to achieve low-emissions in urban areas.

Regional Emissions Reduction Plan 2024-2030

The Wairarapa – Wellington – Horowhenua region is an extraordinary and unique part of Aotearoa.  We all want to see our region thrive environmentally, socially and culturally, now and for generations to come.

Yet currently the human-induced impacts of a warming world are being felt in our backyard. To address this we need to make actionable decisions that will inform how to most effectively reduce our emissions and pollution for the benefit of our region – for today and tomorrow.

Te Mahere ā-Rohe Whakaheke Tukunga 2024-2030 | The Regional Emissions Reduction Plan (the Plan), presents key actions necessary to transition to a zero-carbon region that meet community needs and aspirations. It will identify the key shifts and priority actions that need to happen at a regional level to reduce carbon emissions.

All voices in the region are important when planning how we reduce pollution in a targeted way – including government, iwi, sector specialists, rangatahi and community groups. The actions identified in the Plan will be delivered by a diverse range of stakeholders.

Final Plan Approved!

On Tuesday 19 March 2024, the Wellington Regional Leadership Committee formally approved Te Mahere ā-Rohe Whakaheke Tukunga 2024-2030 | The Regional Emissions Reduction Plan 2024-2030, and endorsed the Plan for action.

You can view the final Plan at the button below:

Regional Emissions Reduction Forum 2023

On the 24th July in Lower Hutt, 116 people attended the Regional Emissions Reduction Forum, to discuss ideas and opportunities to impactfully reduce carbon emissions – read more here.

Emissions Reduction Forum – Key Themes Summary

To read a summary of key findings from the forum’s six thematic workshops – click here.