Human activities resulting in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions continue to cause warmer temperatures and change weather patterns globally.
Tairāwhiti has been impacted by adverse natural events, floods and landslides, which could now be more frequent and exacerbated by climate change.
Our climate change roadmap to 2050
This is our high-level climate change journey, milestones and timeframes and how we'll work with others to support regional climate change goals.
It's in response to the significant threat climate change poses to us and everyone in our Tairāwhiti region.
We need detailed plans to reduce emissions and adapt to the climate change impacts that are already locked in. While these plans could be very detailed, we also need a simple roadmap that gives us and the community an overview of our planned actions and timeframes for climate change response. The actions cover mitigation, adaptation and just/equitable transition pieces of work - see definitions