Project overview

Aotearoa New Zealand’s Climate Adaptation Act: Building a Durable Future

EDS is undertaking research on climate adaptation and managed retreat which is intended to inform the climate adaptation policy process and system design, specifically, the proposed Climate Adaptation Act. The research is exploring options for reform, including consideration of what new legal tools are required to provide for managed retreat, appropriate governance structures and funding obligations. In the lead up to the final report in November 2023, EDS will be publishing three interim working papers. The first covers funding options and will be released in December 2022. Working Paper Two, which focuses on identifying gaps and barriers in the current legal framework, is due in March 2023 and the third working paper, which will identify options for reform, will be released June 2023. The papers and final report will be available online.