Join the conversation

There are a number of ways to become involved in the discussions around climate change in Canterbury. Find out below what's happening and how you can join the conversation.

Get involved: public consultations, seminars and meetings

When What Who Description More information
Feb-June 2019 Bill New Zealand Government A chance to put forward your views on the proposed Zero Carbon Bill as part of the Select Committee process early next year after the Bill is introduced in Parliament. Learn more on the MfE website
Ongoing Public engagement  Christchurch City Council Join the conversation: adapting to the challenges of climate change in coastal areas. Fill out the form on CCC’s website to stay informed

Get reading: publications and reports

When What Who Description More information
9 August 2017 Report New Zealand Productivity Commission Issues paper: Low emissions economy inquiry for NZ The issues paper is available on the NZ Productivity Commission's website
December 2017 Cabinet minute New Zealand Government The 100 Day Plan for Climate Change Read the cabinet minute of decision
December 2017 Cabinet paper New Zealand Government The 100 Day Plan for Climate Change Read the cabinet paper
December 2017 Ministerial press release New Zealand Government First Important Step towards the Zero Carbon Act - announcing the upcoming public consultation on the Zero Carbon Bill. Read the release on the Beehive website
December 2017 Report Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group Adapting to climate change in New Zealand: Stocktake report from the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group Read the report on the MfE website
December 2017 Report Ministry for the Environment Coastal hazards and climate change: Guidance for local government Read the guidance document on the MfE website
December 2017 Report Ministry for the Environment Preparing for coastal change fact sheet series Download the fact sheets from the MfE website
March 2018 Report Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment A Zero Carbon Act for New Zealand: Revisiting Stepping stones to Paris and beyond Read the report here
March 2018 Statement Royal Society Te Apārangi Commonwealth Science Academies Consensus Statement on Climate Change Read the signed consensus statement here
12 April 2018 Report Ministry for the Environment New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990-2016 More information is available on the MfE website
17 April 2018 Ministerial press release New Zealand Government Interim Climate Change Committee established Read the release on the Beehive website
17 April 2018 Cabinet paper Interim Climate Change Committee Interim Climate Change Committee - Terms of Reference Read the cabinet paper
27 April 2018 Draft report New Zealand Productivity Commission Draft report: Low emissions economy inquiry for New Zealand The draft report is available on the NZ Productivity Commission's website
16 May 2018 Report Local Government New Zealand Climate change and natural hazards decision-making - a legal toolkit for councils Download the toolkit from the LGNZ website
24 May 2018 Report Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group Adapting to climate change in New Zealand: Recommendations from the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group Read the report on the MfE website
7 June 2018 Report Ministry for the Environment Our Climate Your Say: Consultation on the Zero Carbon Bill - summary document Read the summary document on the MfE website
June 2018 Final report Biological Emissions Reference Group Options for reducing biological emissions Read more here
August 2018 Report Local Government New Zealand Water 2050 issues report on water infrastructure, including impacts of climate change Available on the LGNZ website
August 2018 Final report New Zealand Productivity Commission  Final report: Low emissions economy inquiry for NZ  Read the report on the NZ Productivity Commission's website
August 2018 Final report Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment A note on New Zealand’s methane emissions from livestock Report available here