Under the CCRA, the Minister for Climate Change and the independent Climate Change Commission have the power to request information from organisations that provide essential public services in New Zealand.
Information for organisations recently asked to provide information under section 5ZW of the CCRA
In early September 2020 we asked some organisations to provide information on how they are preparing for the impacts of climate change. The request for information follows public release of the National Climate Change Risk Assessment on 3 August. We’re collecting this information to inform our work on a National Adaptation Plan which we’re developing over the next two years.
If your organisation received the information request, you may wish to access the full list of survey questions in the Information request [Word, 84 KB].
This first request aims to understand:
- your organisation’s general awareness and understanding of impacts and risks from climate change
- strategies or plans your organisation may have in place to improve resilience and/or adapt to the effects of climate change
- your organisation’s governance and decision-making processes relating to risks from climate change
- any support or resources your organisation might need to better prepare for the impacts of climate change.
The information you provide to the Ministry for the Environment will be used to:
- understand current levels of climate change preparedness across reporting organisations, so we can build a baseline from which to measure progress
- identify where we may want to follow up with a second more targeted request seeking more detailed information (eg, in relation to the most significant risks identified in the National Climate Change Risk Assessment).
Your organisation received the survey because it is listed as an organisation that provides essential public services to New Zealand under section 5ZW of the Climate Change Response Act 2002.
If you have questions about the survey email firstname.lastname@example.org.