Responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.
|Policy||Policy Description||Our Rating|
|Climate Change||View of climate change: Climate change can be both cyclical and influenced by man. We need to be cautious and pragmatic about what we can and can't influence.
Christchurch becoming carbon neutral by 2050: I prefer to acknowledge the huge developments in renewable energy and energy storage. By 2050 these will probably render dependence on fossil fuels minimal.
View on climate smart strategy: Probably needs updating in line with technological advancements
How can CCC encourage reductions in GHG emissions?: Promoting investment in technology and promoting electric vehicles
Should we join C40 cities?: Would prefer to see more local initiatives
|Transport||Does active transport need to be prioritised in Christchurch?: Yes. Prioritising cycleway construction particularly off road pathways
Does public transport need to be improved in Christchurch?: Yes. Promotion of park & ride facilities in suburbs with express trips to city. Local collector routes back to park & ride facility. Promotion and investigation of light rail connections to airport via Riccarton, Papanui / Belfast, New Brighton, Sumner, Hornby.
Do the number of trips made by private vehicles need to be actively reduced?: Difficult to achieve as a stand alone project. Once other public transport and / or active transport options have be achieved, this may follow
Thoughts on re-introducing electric buses to Christchurch?: Not electric in terms of overhead wires but electric in terms of battery powered. We need to consider this alongside other options.
View on encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles in Christchurch?: Ample recharge stations.
|Building regulations / urban planning||Reducing lifetime energy costs of buildings: Supports energy in new buildigns and has policy ideas about achieving this
Urban densification: Did not answer
Introduction of minimum green star standards: Did not answer
|Natural Hazards||Responding to sea level rise: Think it's not urgent and defers responsibility to central government. Appears to misunderstand science of sea level rise
Rezoning land at risk of sea level rise: Supports rezoning as long as hazard maps are based on actual data, not modeling