Government, business, communities, and individuals all need to do whatever they can to limit climate change impacts.
For individuals wanting to reduce emissions, you can work to be a respectful steward of our land. You could take more public transport, swap a petrol vehicle for an electric one, or switch from a gas stove to an electric. You could also re-use or repurpose your old things or plant more trees.
When planning for the future risks, if you are buying a home, think about whether you want to live there forever, or when you plan to move on. Over time, there might be ways to make your home as efficient, warm and safe as possible.
Businesses also need to consider how they will adapt to keep their workers and their bottom line safe from climate change impacts. Think about what your local neighbourhood needs to do to increase resilience and equity.
How is it for pedestrians and cyclists? Are there charging stations for electric cars? Is there a treeplanting initiative? Talk to your friends and whanau, go to community meetings, make submissions, and create art. Work with existing organisations, ask your boss about climate change planning for your organisation, and stay positive for the children in your life.