This is New Zealand’s first national adaptation plan. It’s a very important milestone in the journey of every New Zealander to resilience and adaptation. It sits alongside the emissions reduction plan and together they lay out New Zealand’s overall response to climate change so that we can transition to a low-emissions, climate-resilient future.
With this plan, for the first time as a nation New Zealand can see in one place what is being done already to adapt and proposals for what to do in the future. Actions within this plan will mean all levels of government, sectors and communities and all New Zealanders better understand the top- priority risks and act to address them.