Rotorua Leading City CoE Report 2017

Rotorua Lakes Council joined the United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme in May 2015. A steering group of community members with interests in a range of topics relating to sustainable living came together with Councillor Janet Wepa and Council staff to begin the journey to develop a strategy for sustainable living contributing to achieving the Rotorua 2030 goals. On our path to become a Leading City Participant of the United Nations Global Compact - Cities Programme, the team used the Programme’s ‘City Scan’ tool to assess a range of attributes contributing to sustainability issues for our district. We used this material to engage with our communities and develop our Sustainable Living Strategy- Toitū te oranga o Rotorua. We also engaged with the Cities Programme to research particular topics to understand current research and practices globally in the areas of: processing food/organic waste, Energy and Carbon Accounting, Mobility, Housing and Food. The model we developed representing how our communities view sustainability incorporates Māori concepts regarding the relationships between people, the living and built environments, the spiritual world and economy.

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