2. Areas of action

We have learned that there are lots of ways that we can take action to reverse global warming. For example, Project Drawdown, that identifies 100 solutions to remove 1049 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents out of the atmosphere by 2050.

These areas of action are:                                              Examples of local solutions are:

Energy  – The power sector generates 40% of global annual emissions making it the highest-emitting sector. Healthy Homes Tai Tokerau is reducing energy consumption with insulation and solar power installations are growing fast.
Food – food production accounts for about 12% of anthropogenic emissions globally, but it is a higher percentage of our emissions here. Tai Tokerau’s regenerative farmers manage their pastures to take carbon from the air and sequester it in the soil.
Buildings and cities – Our cities account for a significant percentage of human energy use, mostly for heating and cooling. Whangarei’s cycle and walkway network are helping us reduce our carbon footprints. And google the Te Mirumiru Centre, Kawakawa.
Land use – Deforestation and degradation of forest ecosystems are responsible for about 12% of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. The Northland Tōtara Working Group is helping land owners manage tōtara as permanent cover sustainable forest.
Materials -Our consumer society produces a lot of stuff that consumes energy and often produces toxic waste and emissions. Pak’n’Save Whangarei recently replaced its refrigeration with much more climate friendly CO2 refrigerant gas.
Transport- Transport globally produces 7 gigatons of carbon dioxide-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions annually. Tai Tokerau is a leader in electric vehicle uptake thanks to the work of dedicated EV enthusiasts.

In addition to these areas of action our strategy includes…

Education and engagement – While tech solutions are important, how people think and work together will determine our future. Tai Tokerau students are rising up to challenge the older generations’ inaction over the climate crisis.
Systems overhaul – From global to local levels, systems, such as our economic and health systems are no longer fit for purpose. Time banks, savings pools, co-ops, and other initiatives are transforming our trade and financial systems.
Vulnerable populations – With a massive coastline those with fewer resources are less able to relocate as sea levels rise. There will be increased health issues, Maori communities have the skill and tradition to work collectively to solve community issues.

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