As part of the Canterbury Mayoral Forum’s work on climate change, a detailed technical report has been completed assessing climate risks in the region. This is the next step in a process that began with initial risk screening work in 2020, which identified a range of priority risks for Canterbury and its communities.
The detailed assessment outlines the risks Canterbury faces from climate change.
The report centres around an integrated framework, Te Tūtei o Te Hau: Surveillance of the Wind, aligned with a Te Ao Māori worldview as well as the National Climate Change Risk Assessment framework. The purpose of the report is to support councils to prioritise the identified climate change risks, allowing local authorities to plan for action.
The next step in the process is to work with local authorities, rūnanga and Canterbury communities to consider the urgency of the risks, localised impacts of climate change and climate action planning.