This report explores how regional and territorial authorities in Aotearoa New Zealand currently understand their role in climate adaptation, to what extent they are currently fulfilling that role, and how they engage with their communities – particularly those that are more susceptible to harm. The findings are based on 13 key informant interviews conducted with representatives from local authorities across Aotearoa New Zealand that are facing extreme exposure to the effects of climate change, focusing in particular on sea-level rise and increased frequency and intensity of storm events.


Creator | Kaihanga
Jule Barth, Sophie Bond, & Nicolle Vincent
Year of Creation | Tau
Publisher | Kaiwhakaputa
University of Otago
Creative Commons Licence
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives CC BY-NC-ND
Keywords | Kupu
Climate Change, Community Engagement, Local and Regional Authorities, Aotearoa New Zealand
Main Language | Reo Matua
Submitter's Rights | Nga Tika o te Kaituku
I represent the publisher or owner organisation of this resource
Bibliographic Citation | Whakapuakanga

Barth, J., Bond, S. and Vincent, N., (2019). Local Authorities and Community Engagement on Climate
Change Adaptation, Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago.

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