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Preparing for climate change: A guide for local government in New Zealand

Publication date:  July 2008
Publication reference number:  ME 891

Preparing for Climate Change is a summary of the Ministry’s technical report Climate Change Effects and Impacts Assessment (2nd ed.) released in May 2008. It highlights the most up-to-date projections on how New Zealand’s climate will change in the future. Preparing for Climate Change provides an overview to help local government identify and quantify opportunities and risks that climate change poses. It also demonstrates how to incorporate climate change into local government regulatory, assessment and planning processes.