The Parliamentary Environment Committee has opened an Inquiry into Climate Adaptation, which is considering options for community-led retreat and adaptation funding.
This paper was published by the Ministry for the Environment in anticipation of the inquiry, and is intended to support and inform submissions. It looks at the current system and what new powers, roles and responsibilities might be needed to support community-led retreat, as well as how the costs of adaptation could be met.
It also considers how a Te Tiriti-based adaptation system could work for iwi, hapū and Māori communities, and how lessons learned from past severe weather events and natural disasters might be considered for recoveries in the future.
The inquiry is open for submissions until the new Parliament reconvenes. Make a submission.