Transport is responsible for nearly half of our energy-related emissions in Aotearoa New Zealand. By changing how we travel, we can make a real difference to climate change.
Switching from driving to walking or cycling would cut our emissions significantly, even if was for just for a couple of trips a week. We'd also be spending less time stressed out in traffic, making big petrol savings, and enjoying the best of the good weather.
Transport at a glance
Sources: EECA Consumer and Business Monitors, Waka Kotahi, Ministry for the Environment
of New Zealanders report driving less
of people would like to walk or cycle more
of drivers say traffic is too slow
increase in transport emissions since 1990
Reducing your car use is the biggest thing you can do at an individual level to reduce emissions.
Climate action can be as easy as ditching the car for one day a week and it comes with plenty of benefits, like less stress, less cost, and more fresh air. Explore the different ways you can switch up your travel, one trip at a time.
Transport is a great opportunity for businesses to take climate action. There's a whole range of options available, from promoting cycling or walking through to setting up a work from home policy for your team.