Climate change represents one of the greatest risks to our communities, biodiversity, economy and the life-supporting capacity of our planet. The effects of climate change are being felt across the world, and here in Whangārei District, our communities are already experiencing real changes.
The future physical impacts of climate change are likely to be significant and wide-ranging, and will affect our diverse communities, industries, natural environments and key infrastructure differently.
We recognise the need for action to reduce further harm. Through our Climate Change and Sustainability work programme, we have committed to reducing emissions that cause climate change (known as climate change mitigation) and to helping our communities adapt to the effects of climate change (known as climate change adaptation).
We will work alongside our hapū partners and our communities to help build a more resilient and sustainable District.