Rotorua Weekender - 2021-10-15


Transport key to reducing regional carbon emissions


New data released by Statistics New Zealand shows that Bay of Plenty carbon emissions grew by 4.4 percent in 2019. The national average was an increase of 2.1 percent. The report shows the rise in emissions in Bay of Plenty is primarily due to increases in agriculture and manufacturing emissions. Bay of Plenty Regional Council General Manager of Strategy and Science, Namouta Poutasi, says this is sobering news for the region when we all need to be focusing on how we can reduce emissions and mitigate the impact of climate change. Read more at


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