Providing sustainable direction for the future of our region, and helping to mitigate the impact of climate change across Southland.
Carbon Neutral Advantage is a three-year project that involves businesses, councils, and the wider community coming together to support the adoption of low emission technologies and techniques that will equip our community, and the economy, for a low emission future.
As the first regional project of its kind, Southland is adopting a leading approach to sustainability, with the project set to reduce carbon emissions, increase the activity, productivity and competitive advantage of Southland businesses, and provide a blueprint for other regions across New Zealand.
A local steering group made up of a wide range of sector representatives including NZAS, Fonterra, PowerNet, Real Journeys, HW Richardson Group, Rayonier and the Energy, Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), is overseeing the project and helping to encourage the adoption of local initiatives and technologies across the Southland region.
The project is being funded by the Ministry for the Environment and the Tindall Foundation and will drive competitive advantage for local businesses and help create a healthy environment for current and future generations.
- Support businesses and communities to transition to a low-emission environment
- Establish a regional greenhouse gas emission baseline
- Identify opportunities for emissions reductions and undertake collaborative projects
- Share learnings between businesses, industries and sectors
- Investigate feasibility of regional carbon financial tool
- Make information available for other regions