Inquiry into the role of Local Government in meeting New Zealand"s climate change target

report of the Local Government and Environment Committee by New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives. Local Government and Environment Committee.

Publisher: House of Representatives in Wellington, N.Z

Written in English
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StatementJeanette Fitzsimons, Chairperson .
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2004/03188 (K)
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. ;
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3726044M
LC Control Number2003363435

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Role of the Climate Change Minister. Hon James Shaw is the Climate Change Minister. He has direct responsibility for the overall climate change policy direction for New Zealand at the domestic and international level.

This includes representing New Zealand in international negotiations on climate change. Hon James Shaw [Beehive website]. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recognized the critical role local governments will need to play in scaling up the adaptation of communities to climate change.

The Working Group II contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC titled Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability assesses the impacts and risks of. Abstract. Local government plays an important role in facilitating adaptation to climate change at the community and regional level.

Experiences and lessons from New Zealand suggest that the following elements together contribute to an enabling environment for local government: (1) raising community awareness of climate change; (2) engaging and developing the local expertise of Cited by: Climate change in New Zealand refers to historical changes in the climate of New Zealand and New Zealand's contribution and response to global warming.

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The Productivity Commission invites interested parties to register their interest in an inquiry into regulatory and policy barriers to effective climate change adaptation.

In undertaking the inquiry, the Commission should identify any specific barriers that inhibit effective adaptation to unavoidable climate change, and high priority options.