The government has made it a priority to reduce carbon emissions with the goal of transitioning to a net zero emissions economy by 2050.
For many government agencies, travel represents the majority of their total carbon emissions. Avoiding travel will have the largest impact on decreasing your agency’s carbon emission footprint. When reviewing your travel needs, you can use the Avoid-Shift-Improve continuum:
AoG travel management services providers now report all participating agencies air travel carbon emissions to MBIE on a quarterly basis.
Ministry for the Environment's journey to lower emissions.
Andrew Thrift, Account Manager New Zealand Government Procurement, talks with Leanne Hartshorne from Waka Kotahi (NZTA) who recently prioritised electric and hybrid rental vehicles on their online booking tool.
If your agency would like more information on carbon reduction, please either contact your travel management services provider or email the travel team.
If your agency has examples of initiatives you are currently working on then please email the travel team as we would love to hear from you.
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