Climate change resources by topic

This page contains a list of New Zealand and international resources to assist local government and other organisations adapt to climate change. It includes assessments of climate change impacts and case studies. Resources are listed alphabetically by topic. 

Adaptation

Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern New Zealand

Carbon constraints in the building and construction industry: challenges and opportunities [BRANZ website]

Case Studies on Climate Change and World Heritage [UNESCO website]

Climate Change Adaptation Actions for Local Government Australia [WALGA website]

Climate Change Adaptation in New Zealand: Future scenarios and some sectoral perspectives [New Zealand Climate Change Centre website]

Climate Change - An analysis of the policy considerations for climate change for the Review of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement [Environment Canterbury Regional Council website]

Climate Change Case Study: Coast Care Bay of Plenty Dune Restoration 

Climate Change Case Study: Impacts of sea-level rise on the Avon River, Christchurch

Climate Change Case Study: Tauranga City Council prepares for more intense rainfall

Climate Change Case Study: Transit NZ – climate change and the state highway network

Climate Change Effects and Impacts Assessment: A Guidance Manual for Local Government in New Zealand

Coastal hazards and climate change: A guidance manual for local government in New Zealand

Preparing for Climate Change: A guide for local government in New Zealand

Project Twin Streams case study: Large-scale property purchase without recourse to compulsory purchase

Sustainable construction [BRANZ website]

USAID Adapting to Climate Variability and Change - A guidance manual for development planning [USAID website]

Wise Adaptation to Climate Change Japan [Ministry of the Environment, Goverment of Japan]

Weathering-the-storm [World Resource Institute website]

Agriculture

Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern New Zealand

Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern New Zealand: A Farmer Perspective [Earthlimited website]

Climate cloud website

Climate change, agricultural policy and poverty reduction, how much do we know? [ODI website]

The first Millennium Development Goal, agriculture and climate change [ODI website]

 Biodiversity and biosecurity

A Strategy to Assist States and Parties to Implement Appropriate Management Responses. World Heritage Committee [UNESCO website] 

Biodiversity-Climate Interactions: adaptation, mitigation and human livelihoods [Royal Society website]

Climate change and adaptation actions for local government (Australia) [Coastal Adaptation Resources Database website]

Climate change and potential distribution of weeds - Whither the weeds under climate change? [PDF, 7 MB] [Victorian Government website]

Climate change, wildlife and adaptation: 20 tough questions, 20 rough answers [RSPB website]

Extreme weather: Does nature keep up? [WWF website]

CBD Technical Series No 10: Interlinkages between biological diversity and climate change: Advice on the integration of biodiversity considerations into the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol [PDF, 1,271 KB] [Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity website]

Migratory species and climate change: Impacts of a changing environment on wild animals [NHBS website]

Predicting and managing the effects of climate change on World Heritage [UNESCO website]

Preliminary review of adaptation options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources. (United States) [EPA website]

Built environment

Climate Change Adaptation: Guidance on adapting New Zealand's built environment for the impacts of climate change [BRANZ website]

Climate Change and Infrastructure Design: Wairau Catchment, North Shore City

Impacts of Climate Change on Urban Infrastructure and the Built Environment Toolbox [NIWA website]

Incorporating climate change into stormwater design - Why and how?

Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change on the Built Environment [BRANZ website] 

NZ Transport Agency Research Report 378: Climate change effects on the land transport network [NZTA website]

Sustainable construction [BRANZ website]

Transit NZ – climate change and the state highway network

UK, Climate Change Adaptation by Design - a guide for communities [TCPA website] 

Business/insurance

A changing climate for business - Business planning for the impacts of climate change [UKCRIP website]

360 Climate Change Report – adapt or bust [LLYODS website] 

Climate Change: Risk and Vulnerability. Promoting an efficient adaptation response in Australia [PDF, 1.9 MB] [Australian Government website]

Economic Issues Relevant to Costing Climate Change Impacts [PDF, 580 KB] Australian Government website]

Climate change and hazards

A methodology to assess the impacts of climate change on flood risk - Full Report

A methodology to assess the impacts of climate change on flood risk - Summary of Report

An overview of Climate Change and the possible consequences for Gisborne District [Gisborne District Council website]

Changes in drought risk with climate change

Climate Change - An analysis of the policy considerations for climate change for the Review of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement [Environment Canterbury Regional Council website]

Climate Change - Environment Waikato [Waikato Regional Council website]

Coastal hazards and climate change: A guidance manual for local government in New Zealand

Community-based Dune Management for the Mitigation of Coastal Hazards and Climate Change Effects: A guide for Local Authorities [Bay of Plenty Regional Council website] [PDF, 794 KB]

Guidelines for Reducing Flood Losses [UNISDR website]

Health and flood risk: A strategic assessment of adaptation processes and policies [Tyndall Centre website]

Local Government Adaptation to Climate Change: Environment Bay of Plenty and Coastal Hazards: Issues, Barriers and Solutions

Meteorological Hazards [Greater Wellington Regional Council website] 

Health

Climate change and human health: Impact and adaptation issues for New Zealand [PDF, 158 KB] [NZCCC website]

Climate Change: Potential Effects on Human Health in New Zealand

Health and flood risk: A strategic assessment of adaptation processes and policies [Tyndall website]

Impacts

A methodology to assess the impacts of climate change on flood risk - Full Report

A methodology to assess the impacts of climate change on flood risk - Summary of Report

An overview of Climate Change and the possible consequences for Gisborne District [Gisborne District Council website]

Assessment of the impacts of sea level rise on floodplain management planning for the Avon river

Changes in drought risk with climate change

Chatham Islands climate change

Climate Change - An analysis of the policy considerations for climate change for the Review of the Canterbury Regional Policy Statement [Environment Canterbury Regional Council website]

Climate Change Effects and Impacts Assessment: A guidance manual for Local Government in New Zealand 

Climate Change - Environment Waikato [Waikato Regional Council website]

Climate Change Hazards [Greater Wellington Regional Council] [PDF, 2 MB]

Climate Change: Potential Effects on Human Health in New Zealand

Climate Cloud website - Resource for information on adverse events, weather, climate and climate change in land based businesses

Coastal hazards and climate change: A guidance manual for local government in New Zealand

Community-based Dune Management for the Mitigation of Coastal Hazards and Climate Change Effects: A guide for Local Authorities [Bay of Plenty Regional Council website] [PDF, 794 KB]

Effects of Climate Change under the Resource Management Act - A Quality Planning website note [QP website]

Flood risk arising from future precipitation changes in Gleniti, Timaru

Guidelines for Reducing Flood Losses [UNISDR website]

Incorporating climate change into stormwater design - Why and how?

Local Government workshop: Adapting to the impacts of climate change [LGNZ website]

NZ Transport Agency Research Report 378: Climate change effects on the land transport network [NZTA website]

Preparing for Climate Change: A guide for local government in New Zealand

Transit NZ – climate change and the state highway network

The Waikato weather bomb: Understanding the impact

Public/local communities

The Easy Guide To Being a Climate-friendly Kiwi: At home and at the office [BRANZ website]

Local Communities: Planning for Climate Change

Reviewed:
19/01/16