Supporting the region to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
Great South has been actively working with businesses to reduce emissions for the region since 2018 when, in partnership with the Ministry for the Environment and the Tindall Foundation, it established the Carbon Neutral Advantage programme. This is in line with the New Zealand Government’s target of net zero emissions by 2050. Demonstrating regional leadership, Great South as an organisation, has a more ambitious goal to meet net zero emissions by 2025.
We have been measuring the region’s emissions since that time, and in 2021, commissioned the Net Zero Southland Report from Ernst & Young.
Since then we have undertaken various initiatives to support Murihiku Southland to meet these net zero goals. These include: