The Health of Auckland’s Natural Environment In 2015 was released by Auckland Council in October.
Contributing scientist Dr Megan Carbines said the five-yearly report showed some improvements in air quality and localised successes for native biodiversity, but also a continued decline in marine and freshwater environments. Twenty two indicators and 12 case studies provide a baseline and platform for considering the challenges of a growing Auckland.
Mayor Len Brown described the report as a call to action. “There is only one Auckland, and as we grow we must grow greener.” A companion document Auckland Growing Greener sets out the city’s Auckland Plan-based commitment to the environment and green growth.