The Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, has announced the details of a new panel that has been established to create the framework for New Zealand’s first National Climate Change Risk Assessment. The framework will provide the foundation to compare different types of climate risks.
The nine members of the expert panel come from a range of backgrounds, including research, engineering, and the public sector. Panel members have expertise in climate change risk and risk assessments, vulnerability assessments, and risk in the context of Te Ao Māori. The panel will be chaired by Dr Anne Bardsley.