Thursday 11 July 2024, 12.30pm - 2pm - The Cube, ASB, 12 Jellicoe Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

This event was the launch of the final report in EDS’s Climate Change Adaptation Act: Building a Durable Future project. This report is the final stage in Phase 1 of the project and combines the lessons from three previous working papers.

This final report, Design Recommendations for a Climate Adaptation Act, sets out concrete recommendations for the design of new legislation for climate adaptation. That legislation is now a priority for the Government and ideally needs cross-party support so it is durable over time. Our report suggests a workable and pragmatic way forward. It addresses the important issues of funding, property rights, managed retreat and fairness and draws on national and international case studies.

The Environmental Defence Society acknowledges support for the project from IAG New Zealand, ASB Bank, Beca, Wellington City Council and Auckland Council.