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Adaptation Planning

Our planet is undergoing unprecedented changes. Climate change is no longer a distant threat; it's a reality we face today. But amidst the challenges, there is hope.

Adapting to climate change begins at home and in our communities. It's about transforming the way we live, embracing sustainable practices, and building resilience. Communities around the world are already leading the way. From implementing green infrastructure to developing early warning systems, people are planning to adapt to the changing environment.

Community Adaptation Projects

Council will start engagement mid-2024 for community adaptation projects in the North and South Hokianga subdivisions and the southern half of the Kaitaia subdivision.

Area selection is based of on a evidence-based approach using detailed risk and vulnerability analyses of hazards and climate change impacts.

Community Adaptation Programme - Recommendation Report

Community Adaptation Programme - Risk Screening Report

The Process of Adaptation - Dynamic Adaptive Pathway Planning

Dynamic Adaptive Pathway Planning (DAPP) is a strategic approach to address the challenges posed by climate change. Unlike static plans, DAPP recognizes the evolving nature of climate impacts and adapts strategies accordingly. It involves continuous monitoring of climate-related changes and the flexibility to adjust plans in response to new information. DAPP integrates a range of possible future scenarios, allowing for adaptive decision-making that considers uncertainties. This approach acknowledges that the impacts of climate change are dynamic and multifaceted, requiring ongoing assessment and adjustment of strategies to ensure resilience and sustainability in the face of changing conditions.

Dapp Diagram Adaptation

Ministry for the Environment – National Adaptation Plan

Climate Adaptation Te Tai Tokerau – Te Tai Tokerau Climate Adaptation Strategy

How can Council help?

Council can play a role in supporting communities with Dynamic Adaptive Pathway Planning (DAPP) projects. We can engage residents through awareness campaigns, provide technical expertise and resources for climate risk assessments, and integrate adaptive strategies into local planning. Financial support and collaborative platforms for stakeholders can further enhance community-driven DAPP initiatives. By fostering collaboration and inclusivity, the council will contribute to building resilience and ensuring effective climate adaptation at the local level.

Please lodge a Request For Service (RFS) with council to the Climate Action and Resilience Team if you would like to discuss adaptation further or email climate.action@fndc.govt.nz.

Last updated: 22 Apr 2024 7:16pm