Kōmiti Mō Te Hurihanga Āhuarangi me Te Taiao/ Environment and Climate Change Committee

 

OPEN MINUTES

 

 

 

Minutes of a meeting of the Environment and Climate Change Committee held in the Reception Lounge, Auckland Town Hall, 301-305 Queen Street, Auckland on Thursday, 12 August 2021 at 10.00am.

 

present

 

Chairperson

Cr Richard Hills

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Pippa Coom

 

Members

Cr Josephine Bartley

 

 

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

 

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

From 10.12am, Item 8

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

From 10.09am, Item 8

 

Cr Angela Dalton

Via electronic attendance

 

Cr Chris Darby

 

 

Cr Alf Filipaina

From 10.03am, Item 5

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

Until 1.16pm, Item 9

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

 

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Tracy Mulholland

Via electronic attendance

 

Cr Greg Sayers

Via electronic attendance,
From 10.03am, Item 5

 

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

 

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

 

Cr Wayne Walker

From 10.04am, Item 8

 

Cr John Watson

From 10.04am, Item 8
Until 1.40pm, Item 10

 

IMSB Member Glenn Wilcox

From 10.20am, Item 8

 

IMSB Member Karen Wilson

 

 

Cr Paul Young

 

 

ABSENT

 

Members

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

For absence

 

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

For absence

 

 

 


Environment and Climate Change Committee

12 August 2021

 

 

 

1          Apologies

 

Resolution number ECC/2021/28

MOVED by Cr S Stewart, seconded by Cr D Simpson:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)         accept the apologies from:

Absence

Cr L Cooper
Cr D Newman

Lateness

Cr B Cashmore
Member G Wilcox

Early departure

Cr C Fletcher
Cr T Mulholland

CARRIED

Note:  Subsequently Cr T Mulholland did not depart early.

Electronic Attendance

Resolution number ECC/2021/29

MOVED by Cr P Young, seconded by Cr D Simpson:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

b)        approve the electronic attendance under Standing Order 3.3.3 for:

·         Cr A Dalton (Standing Order 3.3.3 a))

·         Cr T Mulholland (Standing Order 3.3.3 a))

·         Cr G Sayers (Standing Order 3.3.3 b))

CARRIED

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

Resolution number ECC/2021/30

MOVED by Cr P Coom, seconded by Cr P Young:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 10 June 2021, as a true and correct record.

CARRIED

 


 

 

4          Petitions

 

There were no petitions.

 

 

5          Public Input

 

There was no public input.

 

 

Cr G Sayers joined the meeting at 10.03am.

Cr A Filipaina joined the meeting at 10.03am.

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

There was no local board input.

 

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

There was no extraordinary business.

 

 

8

CCO Climate update – Watercare

 

Chris Thurston, Head of Sustainability – Watercare Services Limited provided a PowerPoint presentation.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

Cr J Watson joined the meeting at 10.04am.
Cr W Walker joined the meeting at 10.04am.
Cr E Collins joined the meeting at 10.09am.
Deputy Mayor BC Cashmore joined the meeting at 10.12am.

IMSB Member G Wilcox joined the meeting at 10.20am.

 

Resolution number ECC/2021/31

MOVED by Cr D Simpson, seconded by Cr R Hills:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      receive the presentation from Watercare and thank them for their attendance.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     12 August 2021, Environment and Climate Change Committee, Item 8 - CCO Climate update – Watercare  - PowerPoint presentation

 


 

 

 


9

Proposed approach and governance structure for the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan

 

Note:   changes were made to the original recommendation amending clause d) as a Chair’s recommendation.

 

 

MOVED by Cr R Hills, seconded by Cr P Coom:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      note the decarbonisation pathway in Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan includes a modelled 64 per cent reduction in transport emissions by 2030

b)      endorse the proposed approach for the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan to identify pathways to meet the 2030 emissions reduction targets of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan, key elements of which include:

              i)        identifying key interventions to reduce transport emissions and sizing the scale of their potential impact

             ii)        combining programmes of interventions to identify pathways that meet the 2030 target

           iii)        assessing the impacts of these pathways on other priorities, such as safety and equity

c)      note the proposed approach will be considered by the Auckland Transport Board at its August meeting

d)      delegate authority to the Transport Emissions Reference Group to provide direction to staff in the development of the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan, adapt the proposed approach as required, and approve the pathway recommended for endorsement by the Environment and Climate Change Committee and the Auckland Transport Board in the second quarter of 2022, with the group consisting of:

i)        the chair and deputy chair of the Environment and Climate Change Committee

ii)       the chair and deputy chair of the Planning Committee

iii)      the chair and deputy chair of the CCO Oversight Committee

iv)      the chair and deputy chair of the Independent Māori Statutory Board

v)      two members of the Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum

vii)     up to three members of the Auckland Transport Board

e)      note the Transport Emissions Reference Group will endorse a Terms of Reference for the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan that reflects the shared outcomes and joint approach between Auckland Council and Auckland Transport.

 

The meeting adjourned at 12.20pm and reconvened at 12.35pm.

 

Cr P Young was not present.

 

Note:   Further changes to the original motion were made to clauses d) and e) with the agreement of the meeting.

 

Cr P Young returned to the meeting at 12.45pm.
Cr C Fletcher retired from the meeting at 1.16pm.

 

Resolution number ECC/2021/32

MOVED by Cr R Hills, seconded by Cr P Coom:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      note the decarbonisation pathway in Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan includes a modelled 64 per cent reduction in transport emissions by 2030

b)      endorse the proposed approach for the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan to identify pathways to meet the 2030 emissions reduction targets of Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan, key elements of which include:

             i)        identifying key interventions to reduce transport emissions and sizing the scale of their potential impact

            ii)        combining programmes of interventions to identify pathways that meet the 2030 target

           iii)        assessing the impacts of these pathways on other priorities, such as safety and equity

c)      note the proposed approach will be considered by the Auckland Transport Board at its August meeting

d)      delegate authority to the Transport Emissions Reference Group to provide direction to staff in the development of the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan, adapt the proposed approach as required, and approve the pathway recommended for endorsement by the Environment and Climate Change Committee and the Auckland Transport Board in the second quarter of 2022, with the group consisting of:

i)       the chair or deputy chair (as alternate), of the Environment and Climate Change Committee

ii)      the deputy chair or chair (as alternate), of the Planning Committee

iii)     the deputy chair or chair (as alternate), of the CCO Oversight Committee

iv)     the chair or deputy chair (as alternate), of the Independent Māori Statutory Board

v)      two members of the Mana Whenua Kaitiaki Forum (including at least one of the Forum Co-Chairs)

vii)    up to three members of the Auckland Transport Board

e)      note the Transport Emissions Reference Group will endorse a Terms of Reference for the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan that reflects the shared outcomes and joint approach between Auckland Council and Auckland Transport, and which includes regular reporting to this committee.

CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

Attachments

a     12 August 2021, Environment and Climate Change Committee, Item 9 - Proposed approach and governance structure for the Transport Emissions Reduction Plan - PowerPoint presentation

 


 

 


10

C40 Divest/Invest Declaration

 

A PowerPoint presentation was given.  A copy has been placed on the official minutes and is available on the Auckland Council website as a minutes attachment.

Cr J Watson retired from the meeting at 1.40pm.

 

Resolution number ECC/2021/33

MOVED by Cr R Hills, seconded by Cr D Simpson:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      approve Auckland Council’s commitment to becoming a signatory to the C40 Divest/Invest Declaration

b)      note that meeting the C40 Divest/Invest Declaration will require Auckland Council to increase its financial investments in climate solutions over time.

CARRIED

 

Attachments

a     12 August 2021, Environment and Climate Change Committee, Item 10 - C40 Divest/Invest Declaration - PowerPoint presentation

 

 

11

Review of the Forward Work Programme - Environment and Climate Change Committee

 

Resolution number ECC/2021/34

MOVED by Cr D Simpson, seconded by Cr P Coom:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      receive and review the progress on the 2021 Environment and Climate Change Committee forward work programme - Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)      approve the reviewed forward work programme.

c)      agree to review the forward work programme prior to the end of March 2022.

CARRIED

 

 

12

Summary of Environment and Climate Change Committee information memoranda and briefings - 12 August 2021

 

Resolution number ECC/2021/35

MOVED by Cr E Collins, seconded by Cr P Coom:  

That the Environment and Climate Change Committee:

a)      receive the Summary of Environment and Climate Change Committee information items and briefings – 12 August 2021.

CARRIED

 

13        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

 

There was no consideration of extraordinary items.


 

 

 

2.02pm                                               The Chairperson thanked Members for their attendance and attention to business and declared the meeting closed.

 

CONFIRMED AS A TRUE AND CORRECT RECORD AT A MEETING OF THE Environment and Climate Change Committee HELD ON

 

 

 

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