Mayor: Lianne Dalziel
In 2017, the Christchurch City Council set the target of being carbon neutral (net zero greenhouse gas emissions) as an organisation by 2030.
The council is working to harness the opportunities and overcome the challenges of climate change, exploring the many ways it can reduce its environmental footprint and grow resilience.
The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy is an international alliance of cities with a shared long-term vision of promoting voluntary action to combat climate change and transition to low-emission and resilient societies. The Global Covenant now includes over 9,130 cities from 120 countries, representing over 775 million people and 10.55% of the total global population, and is the largest global network of councils leading action on climate change.