Te Ao Tūroa is structured around three high level goals: Dunedin is resilient and carbon zero, Dunedin has a healthy environment and Dunedin people care for the natural world. This framework outlines the strategy’s goals and objectives and how the DCC – in close collaboration with partners and stakeholders city-wide – will deliver on the strategy’s intent.
What we want to achieve
Dunedin is one of the world’s great small cities with a thriving environment we look after, respect and enjoy
Dunedin is resilient and carbon zero | Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri, ā muri ake nei
Dunedin has a healthy environment | He ao tūroa, he ao hauora
Dunedin people care for the natural world | Tiakitaka
Impact positively on the global environment
Plan for and adapt to climate change
Manage natural resources sustainably
Sustain ecosystem services
Increase indigenous biodiversity
Restore areas of ecological value
Enjoy, connect to, and celebrate the natural world
Increase understanding of the natural world
Champion the natural world
How we’ll do this
How we’ll deliver on the goals
Te Ao Tūroa governance
Governance group to drive the Strategy’s delivery
DCC | Kāi Tahu | Community | Key stakeholders | Businesses | Places of learning
Approach to delivery
We’ll work in partnership to achieve great environmental outcomes | We’ll adjust the way we do business-as-usual to deliver on the Strategy’s goals | We’ll undertake flagship projects to enhance Dunedin’s natural environment
Compact of Mayors | Progress work as part of the Compact of Mayors commitment to measure city greenhouse gas emissions, set emission reduction targets and develop and deliver an action plan to reduce emissions.
Climate Change Adaptation | Develop and implement a climate change adaptation plan and investigate options for areas affected or threatened by sea level rise.Delivering on Existing Commitments | Deliver key city commitments and continue work already underway that contributes to this goal (notably the Energy Plan 1.0, the Integrated Transport Strategy, the 3 Waters Strategic Direction Statement and the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan).
Managing Pests | Develop and implement an integrated landscape-scale pest management plan.
Ecosystem Health Boost | Identify and protect areas of ecological significance, establish biodiversity and ecosystem health measures and establish integrated planning for key environmental areas including air, water and soil standards.
Productive Landscapes | Work with landowners to integrate biodiversity into productive environments and to help sustain ecosystem services.
Wildlife Best Practice | Develop and use best practice guidelines for managing wildlife sites and nearby adjacent areas in a consistent way to get better outcomes when protecting wildlife.
City Know-how | Take a city approach to public education and awareness-raising initiatives for topics like protecting penguins on beaches, making use of existing education initiatives.
Volunteer Conservation | Increase volunteer opportunities by communicating and prioritising conservation projects and supporting communities to deliver projects; develop a way to track the volunteer conservation contribution and outcomes.
Visitor Management | Develop and implement a visitors’ management plan to protect Dunedin’s special places.
Flagship Projects: Town Belt Boost, Backyard Biodiversity, P&P Environment (Promote and Profile), Environment Envoy (an Urban Dream Brokerage for the environment)
BAU Review: Business-as-usual reviews by the DCC, Kāi Tahu and key city stakeholders using the Te Ao Tūroa lens to kick-start alignment of city work with the Strategy’s goals by end of 2017
Target Set : Baseline data established relating to the new measures (see below) and initial actions, and milestone targets set from this information (e.g. for 2020, 2035 and 2050) by end of 2017
How we’ll measure success
Annual ‘State of the Environment’ report
Annual check-in with Kāi Tahu, key stakeholders, community and business to provide qualitative data on how we’re tracking towards achieving the goals of Te Ao Tūroa, and to ensure the strategic direction is still right
Track progress on key indicators
Biannual update report to the Dunedin City Council
DCC staff to support the Te Ao Tūroa Partnership to update the Council through a report on city progress in delivering on the Strategy’s goals, including updates on initial actions, business-as-usual reviews by the DCC, Kāi Tahu and key city stakeholders
How we’ll keep up-to-date
Triennial community hui
Progress on the Strategy will be discussed and the Strategy direction and delivery adapted to reflect changing needs and priorities
The Strategy will go through a full review at least every 10 years
- Indicative only – to be confirmed by partners and key stakeholders
- Note: The DCC is committed to reducing its overall greenhouse emissions by 5% (including landfill) by 2018/19 (CEMARS Certification Scheme) and the city is now committed to setting a city-wide emissions reduction target through the Compact of Mayors
- Note: The DCC is committed to reducing its non-landfill greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2018/19 (CEMARS Certification Scheme)
- The DCC is committed to increasing this to 40% by 2024 (Integrated Transport Strategy)
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