Submissions on Wellington City Council’s Low Carbon Capital Plan close on Friday – and now there’s a helpful submission guide you can use, prepared by Wellington climate action group Keep a Cool World.
Why should you submit? Because Wellington City Council has learned how to talk a good game on climate change, while continuing to make decisions that result in increased greenhouse gas emissions that make climate change worse – like supporting further road-building that will lead to increased emissions from induced traffic, or backing an airport runway extension that, if it goes ahead, is projected to lead to a major increase in both truck movements through the central city, and aviation emissions.
Wellington City Council claims to be a leader on climate change action, but for that claim to be credible, its actions have to match its words.
The Keep a Cool World submission guide takes you through some good points you can make, but please adapt it to make the submission your own – cookie cutter submissions are generally less effective!
You can submit as follows:
- Online: use the form at https://submissions.wellington.govt.nz/submission.aspx (The Low Carbon Capital Plan is part on WCC’s Annual Plan)
- by email to BUSAnnualPlan@wcc.govt.nz
- by letter to:
2016/17 Annual Plan
Freepost Wellington City Council
PO Box 2199
(If you are submitting by post, you’ll have to be very quick to meet the deadline! There’s a printable submission form at http://wellington.govt.nz/~/media/have-your-say/public-input/files/consultations/2016/03-annual-plan/printable-form.pdf)
Remember, the deadline is this Friday – so please act today!