Tonnes of CO2 equivalent from road transportTonnes of CO2 equivalent from household energy use (electricity and gas)
Purpose of indicator
Current information and trend
Source: New Zealand Transport Agency, 2012
Source: Ministry of Economic Development, 2011.
- Halve per capita greenhouse gas emissions from domestic transport by 2040.
- Increase coastal shipping’s share of inter-regional freight to 30 percent of tonne-kilometres by 2040.
- Increase rail’s share of freight to 25 percent of tonne kilometres by 2040.
- Become one of the first countries in the world to widely use electric vehicles.
- Reduce the kilometres travelled by single occupancy vehicles, in major urban areas on weekdays, by ten percent per capita by 2015 compared to 2007.
- Reduce the rated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per kilometre of combined average new and used vehicles entering the light vehicle fleet to 170 grams CO2 per kilometre by 2015, with a corresponding reduction in average fuel used per kilometre.
- Increase the area of Crown transport land covered with indigenous vegetation.
Locally the Rotorua Transport Demand Management Strategy was adopted by the council in 2008.
There are five key areas of focus:
- Passenger Transport
- Travel Behaviour Change
- Walking and Cycling
- Rotorua’s greatest source of greenhouse gas emissions is road transport
- Emissions from road transport are 31.5% greater than emissions from to electricity and natural gas consumption
- Nationally Rotorua contributes less than 1.5% of road transport emissions