Responses to Climate emergency @aklcouncil

By June 10, 2019 June 24th, 2019 Regional

On 11 June @aklcouncil tweeted that declared a climate emergency – here’s a summary of the twitter responses to this announcement.

Group 1 – 311 twitter uses

“By unanimously voting to declare a climate emergency we are signalling the council’s intention to put climate change at the front and centre of our decision making,” says Mayor Phil Goff

Group 2 – 133 twitter users

Breaking: @aklcouncil has unanimously passed the resolution to declare a #ClimateEmergency. So let’s build all the bike lanes, add bike parking right, left and centre, and get cracking on giving people more sustainable ways to get around, fast. It’s beyond time. 72 retweeted 19

Group 3 – 94 twitter users

BOOM! Great work @schoolstrike4c1 & @ExtinctionNZ for getting this done, and bravo @phil_goff & @AklCouncil! Now we need real action to back it up, and the support of @nzlabour Govt.
Your move @jacindaardern, let’s make @OMV history!  170 Retweeted 73

Group 4 -59 twitter users

Yesterday mayor @phil_goff + @AklCouncil declared climate emergency. GGE impacts now to be assessed for everything the city does. Then Goff went to launch of giant new Costco. So has Costco committed to a low-emissions building w waste reduction, recycling etc, located at PT hub? https://t.co/EXXxXawbfx  56 retweeted 14

3,196 conversations 10 – 19 June 2019

The graph represents a network of 753 Twitter users whose recent tweets contained “@aklcouncil”, or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets, taken from a data set limited to a maximum of 18,000 tweets.  The network was obtained from Twitter on Wednesday, 19 June 2019 at 21:51 UTC.

The first 4 groups (G1 – G4) in this image account for 62% of the activity @aklcouncil.

Most Liked/Retweeted in the @aklcouncil network 

Network influencers

@aklcouncil
@akltransport
@phil_goff
@nzindmgt
@itanzindia
@franklins_nz
@bikeakl
@benross_akl
@jamespo31414630
@akldesignchamp

Most popular hashtags

climateemergency94
auckland16
ourakl14
climatechange12
livelightly11
costco7
climatechangeisreal6
climateaction6
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environment6
Most liked tweets @aklcouncil 10-19 JuneLikes
Yesterday mayor @phil_goff + @AklCouncil declared climate emergency. GGE impacts now to be assessed for everything the city does. Then Goff went to launch of giant new Costco. So has Costco committed to a low-emissions building w waste reduction, recycling etc, located at PT hub?52
@AklCouncil risks having as much packaging on its #ClimateEmergency call as you will find wrapped around Costco’s cheap and cheerful goods14
Hi @AklCouncil @AklTransport when is right now? Why can’t we get started on some temporary paint and buffer cycle lanes on wide roads across the region. This will help mode shift towards a much cleaner mode at minimal cost and could be done overnight. #ClimateEmergency14
Today was Ollie Langridge’s 28th day on NZ Parliament lawn. Still buzzing after @AklCouncil declared #ClimateEmergency yesterday. 1/3 of NZ lives in Auckland so this puts real pressure on Parliament. @thathumbleman @GretaThunberg @Forest_and_Bird @Jemc66 @GeorgeMonbiot #health8
@cjhamblin @phil_goff @AklCouncil Requirement to provide green roofs on new development was removed by Independent Panel who oversaw Auckland Unitary Plan process. If we want to deliver on Climate emergency we absolutely have to go back and change that plan. #ClimateEmergency7
simonbwilson @louishoulbrooke @phil_goff @AklCouncil We want, need and deserve lower prices. Instead of bitching at Costco, do your homework. They’re known as a company commmitted to sustainability.6
love it. yes. hold @AklCouncil to account. make sure there’s #ClimateEmergency follow-through. if you don’t know where/how, then the draft #TeTārukeāTāwhiri, which sets out the #ClimateAction focus for #Auckland, is a good starter (see https://t.co/VCCQm6r8uG for info) 👍👏🎉🌏💪5
louaitken @SustainableAkl @AklCouncil thanks Louise! definitely awesome to see the unanimous support… now to bring the #ClimateAction that the team have crafted into #TeTārukeāTāwhiri to life!
👍👏🎉🌏💪
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While @AklCouncil declares a climate emergency, and not before time, National want to petrol to be cheaper.4
Most retweeted tweets @aklcouncil 10-19 JuneMost Retweets
This is what democracy looks like – NZ’s largest council @AklCouncil has declared a #ClimateEmergency, following the lead of @ChristchurchCC, @kapiticoastnz and @nelsoncitynz! Time for other council’s to get on board and ramp up their action on the #climatecrisis26
This is what democracy looks like – NZ’s largest council @AklCouncil has declared a #ClimateEmergency, following the lead of @ChristchurchCC, @kapiticoastnz and @nelsoncitynz! Time for other council’s to get on board and ramp up their action on the #climatecrisis26

Breaking: @aklcouncil has unanimously passed the resolution to declare a #ClimateEmergency. So let’s build all the bike lanes, add bike parking right, left and centre, and get cracking on giving people more sustainable ways to get around, fast. It’s beyond time. https://t.co/xNKqOuFX8p

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#Auckland #ClimateAction (consultation draft) & #ClimateEmergency papers going to @AklCouncil’s #Environment & #Community Cttee next Tues 11 Jun. make sure you check out the papers (https://t.co/aiDNEHrP1P) & let your local councillors know how you want them to vote. #climateAKL18
Yesterday mayor @phil_goff + @AklCouncil declared climate emergency. GGE impacts now to be assessed for everything the city does. Then Goff went to launch of giant new Costco. So has Costco committed to a low-emissions building w waste reduction, recycling etc, located at PT hub? https://t.co/EXXxXawbfx14
Great to see some political intent behind framing the climate crisis strongly from @aklcouncil. Look forward to seeing how that translates into decision-making. As to what that could look like – a thread: 1/67
Where the hell is @WgtnCC @justin_lester? Not a good look if @AklCouncil is greener than the Capital!?!6
Most liked tweets from @aklcouncil 10-19 JuneLikes
“By unanimously voting to declare a climate emergency we are signalling the council’s intention to put climate change at the front and centre of our decision making,” says Mayor Phil Goff238
Councillor Penny Hulse tells us about the importance of declaring a climate emergency for Auckland.48
Mayor Phil Goff has this morning fulfilled his pledge of planting a million trees in this term of council.23
Auckland’s Lightpath cycleway is one of 15 international inspiring designs chosen for Amsterdam’s prestigious Bicycle Architecture Biennale  #cycling #sustainablecity @AklDesignChamp @AklTransport17
Auckland’s Lightpath cycleway is one of 15 international inspiring designs chosen for Amsterdam’s prestigious Bicycle Architecture Biennale  #cycling #sustainablecity @AklDesignChamp @AklTransport17
Where is this, Aucklanders? #HeritageAKL17
Here’s a helpful video on some basic tips to reduce your carbon footprint! #livelightly10
The 2019 Auckland local elections website is now live.9