Responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.
|Policy||Policy Description||Our Rating|
|Climate Change||View of climate change: Climate change is a serious global challenge. At the local level active management is the best approach. We need to prioritize water management, coastal hazards and how me might be affected by a major shift in climate patterns.
Christchurch becoming carbon neutral by 2050: I don't put much store in carbon neutrality per se. We should look to transition to a low carbon economy. Urban design, planning and reforestation can play a part is designing people friendly communities that encourage walking and cycling.
View on climate smart strategy: No response.
How can CCC encourage reductions in GHG emissions?: Shift to electron vehicles, better public transport, more residential living in the central city. Perhaps a regional emission tax.
Should we join C40 cities?: We are already a member of the 100 Resilient Cities and it might be a bit of an overload to join another global network.
|Transport||Does active transport need to be prioritised in Christchurch?: It is underway with more bike lane. I think urban design need to focus on making the city safe for cycling and walking. One aspirational target would be to have the majority of children walking or cycling to school.
Does public transport need to be improved in Christchurch?: We don't have the scale for really effective traditional public transport but I'm hopeful that new technology (both data and transportation) will make it more efficient to provide and use.
Do the number of trips made by private vehicles need to be actively reduced?: More walking, cycling and better public transport.
Thoughts on re-introducing electric buses to Christchurch?: Electric all the way.
View on encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles in Christchurch?: Switch all government (central and local) fleets, over time, to electric, where feasible.
|Building regulations / urban planning||Reducing lifetime energy costs of buildings: Wants to measure and manage these, with understanding of the external costs of poor housing.
Urban densification: Supports well designed densification, does not give details
Introduction of minimum green star standards: Agrees, says we have to start low and shift up the curve but does not go into much detail
|Natural Hazards||Responding to sea level rise: Research and make the public aware of long term results. Then plan for adaptation and mitigation.
Rezoning land at risk of sea level rise: Thinks regulators should inform public and building regulations should be appropriate to risk and conditions, but points out that risk is a personal matter.