This manual provides the latest projections of the expected physical impacts of climate change, both at the national level and for regions around New Zealand. It is designed to help local government identify and quantify opportunities and risks that climate change poses for their functions, responsibilities and infrastructure. It also demonstrates how to incorporate climate risk assessment into local government regulatory, assessment and planning processes to reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change.
The manual is an update of the manual "Climate Change Effects and Impacts Assessment - first edition" published in 2004.
For more information, see the climate change adaptation web pages.