Historic Milestone #7
When the Paris Agreement came into force in 2016, New Zealand joined almost every nation around the globe to make a firm commitment to take action on climate change.
It was a landmark accord that set a collective goal of keeping global average temperature rises well below two degrees.
Each country also submitted its own climate action plan for achieving these goals – New Zealand committing by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% below 2005 levels.
With industry and individuals needing to play their part to achieve this ambitious goal, this year a group of 60 CEOs from New Zealand companies (including Vector) formed the Climate Leaders Coalition with the purpose of taking action in their own organisations to reduce the country’s emissions.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius - President of the COP21 climate change conference - raises his hands along with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and French President Francois Hollande on December 12, 2015, after representatives of 196 countries approved a sweeping environmental agreement during a multinational meeting at LeBourget Airport in Paris, France. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]
New Zealand Herald, 60 leading Kiwi CEOs commit to climate action
Ministry for the Environment, About the Paris Agreement
Vector, in partnership with Auckland Council and in collaboration with the NZ transport agency, is excited to be lighting the Harbour Bridge with smart energy technology.