Advice on the draft National Adaptation Plan

In June 2022, the Commission provided advice in response to the Government's consultation on the draft National Adaptation Plan.

On 2 June 2022, the Climate Change Commission wrote to Hon James Shaw, Minister of Climate Change, regarding the Government's consultation on the draft National Adaptation Plan, and aspects of managed retreat that will inform the Climate Adaptation Act. 

Both climate mitigation and adaptation are needed to set Aotearoa on track for a thriving, climate-resilient and low emissions future. The strategies, policies and proposals in the first National Adaptation Plan will set the foundation for communities and organisations across Aotearoa New Zealand to adapt to the impacts of climate change. 

In this letter, the Commission outlined several factors that are important for ensuring that adaptation is effective, proactive, and factors in the dynamic nature of climate change. 

Once the National Adaptation Plan has been finalised, the Commission will monitor progress on the Plan – both in terms of how the actions within the Plan are implemented and how effective the Plan is in driving adaptation and reducing climate risks.

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