Planning for climate change
Get advice from experts before making plans on how to deal with potential effects of climate change.
Most industries relating to whenua are likely to be affected in some way by climate change, for example by more droughts, wetter and windier conditions, rising sea levels and erosion.
Although we can't know what changes or events might take place, it's a good idea to start thinking about potential effects and how you might plan ahead for them. Think about developing an environmental plan, with advice from experts, to help you work out where to invest for environmental protection
Minimising your effect
Part of your role as kaitiaki of the whenua should involve minimising your impact on the environment — but there may be more you can do to reduce any effects.
It may be worth getting advice from specialists in your industry on ways you can work to reduce your impact. Talk to a TPK regional advisor for advice on specialists in your area.