Nimbyism (NIMBY = Not In My Back Yard), has been identified as one of many challenges threatening Auckland’s progress on reducing carbon emissions, Stuff reports. The difficulty in getting buy-in to on-the-ground local changes has been seen in protests in Henderson and Onehunga (to relatively modest changes curbing traffic numbers), and a community uproar over installing concrete separators to protect cyclists on Greenhithe’s Upper Harbour Drive. “Strong public support for climate action does not necessarily translate into on-the-ground support for meaningful change at the local level,” Auckland Council says.