13 Jun 2019

Climate change emergencies: How to turn words into action?

From Morning Report, 8:56 am on 13 June 2019

While Auckland City Council has become the latest to declare a climate emergency, the four councils who've already made similar declarations are grappling with how to turn words into action.

Auckland councillors voted on Tuesday to join the global movement after pressure from climate activists.

But for councils who already made the declarations the pressure is on to act swiftly, while striking a balance with the interests of ratepayers - and that isn't proving easy. Katie Todd reports.