Auckland Council is setting aside $7 million for tree planting and other initiatives to tackle climate change, Stuff reports. Mayor Phil Goff made a last-minute proposal in the 10-Year Budget, making trade-off’s to keep within the $152 million climate change package. The climate package is already the compromise path between a “business as usual option” and a more ambitious $320 million package, now deemed unaffordable due to the impact of Covid-19.

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