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Calculations from the New Zealand Hydrofluorocarbon Inventory in relation to the Kigali Amendment 2016 to the Montreal ProtocolMay 2017The Ministry for the Environment commissioned CRL Energy to provide information and calculations of HFC consumption, the import minus the export of bulk HFCs, in New Zealand. This assessment includes historical information and New Zealand’s phase down steps under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Read more
Adapting to climate change in New Zealand: Stocktake report from the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working GroupDecember 2017This report by the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group summarises the expected impacts of climate change on New Zealand over the medium and long term, takes stock of existing work on adaptation, and identifies gaps in New Zealand’s current approach. Read more
Preparing for coastal change: A summary of coastal hazards and climate change guidance for local governmentDecember 2017This document is a summary of the Ministry’s technical report, Coastal Hazards and Climate Change – Guidance for Local Government in New Zealand. It summaries the step-by-step approach developed in the guidance to help local government and others assess, plan for, and manage the increasing risks facing coastal communities. Read more
December 2017This guidance supports councils to manage and adapt to the increased coastal hazard risks posed by climate change and sea-level rise. Read more