Resources

Please see below for a collection of useful resources which provide further information, insight, guidance and tools.

Climate Change in Aotearoa New Zealand

Statistics NZ & Ministry for the Environment: Our Atmosphere & Climate 2020

Our changing climate is explored in five chapters that show how, why, and what is happening to our climate and how the changing climate is beginning to affect the things we care about. 

NIWA: Our Future Climate New Zealand (2020)

Interactive website that lets you to look at projections for a number of climate variables for New Zealand between now and 2100.

 

Ministry for the Environment: Climate Change Projections for NZ (2018)

Report on expected changes in New Zealand’s climate out to 2120 drawing heavily on climate model simulations from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report

Climate Watch - NZ Data

Open data, visualisations and analysis to help policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders gather insights on New Zealand's climate progress

Deep South National Science Challenge

Science programme on a mission is to enable New Zealanders to adapt, manage risk, and thrive in a changing climate

 

 

Governance

Aotearoa Circle / Chapman Tripp: Legal Opinion (2019)

Legal advisory opinion on the following question: “To what extent (if at all) are New Zealand company directors and managed scheme providers permitted or required to take account of climate change considerations in their decision-making?”

Aotearoa Circle / Chapman Tripp: Managing Climate Risk in NZ in 2020 – a Toolkit for Directors

Report including guidance on 'reasonable care' for management of climate risk and suggestions on what directors should do now, and in the next five years

Chapter Zero: Knowledge Hub for Non-Executive Directors

A knowledge hub of relevant climate change materials from regulators, standard setters and other content creators (some UK-focussed)

 

 

Strategy & Innovation

Climate-KIC: Toolbox for Systems Innovation

A resource book for practitioners to map, analyse and facilitate sustainable transitions

Global Association for Transition Engineering

Transition Engineers design and carry out the projects of change that lead to the future we want. They work from a systems perspective to strategically plan changes to today's engineered systems that downshift the fossil energy they require.

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Connecting Climate Resilience to the Bottom Line

"The time is ripe for companies to look beyond quarterly earnings and depreciation schedules, and into frameworks and strategies that will build long-term resilience." Opinion piece including a set of Principles of Climate Resilience

BCG: A New Approach to the Intractable Problem of Climate Change (2020)

Applying the concept of 'Smart Simplicity' to explore a new approach to climate change inaction.

Devex: The Climate Integration Challenge

Integrating climate change into development programmes, including 7 lessons for practitioners designing climate-resilient approaches

The Startup: How Futurists Cope with Uncertainty

Article by Amy Webb, outlining a s simple tool you can use to see plausible future states early

 

 

Risk Management

World Economic Forum: Global Risk Report (2020)

The 15th edition of the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report: severe threats to our climate account for all of the top long-term risks

New Zealand's National Climate Change Risk Assessment (2020)

Report on the findings of New Zealand’s first National Climate Change Risk Assessment, which gives a national picture of the risks faced from climate change, and identifies the most significant risks to help us prioritise action.

Climate Compass: A Climate Risk Management Framework for Commonwealth Agencies (2018)

A framework designed to help Australian public servants manage the risks from the changing climate to policies, programs and asset management.  Builds on the best climate change adaptation research and science over the past decade. Climate Compass reflects the current leading practice in guidance for climate risk management and planning for long-term, uncertain, pervasive change.

 

 

Adaptation

Ministry for the Environment: Coastal Hazards and Climate Change (Guidance for Local Government)

Outlines a 10-step decision-making process that councils and communities can follow when planning for the effects of climate change on coastal hazards

NIWA: Climate Change Adaptation Toolbox

Toolbox to help you find out about the changing climate, what it might mean for your business, organisation or community and what you can do about it

 

 

Emissions Measurement, Reporting & Reduction

Ministry for the Environment: NZ's Greenhouse Gas Inventory

The official annual estimate of all human-generated greenhouse gas emissions and removals that have occurred in New Zealand since 1990. 

Carbon News: NZ Carbon Price

Daily reporting of NZ's carbon (NZU) prices

 

GHG Protocol

GHG Protocol establishes comprehensive global standardised frameworks to measure and manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from private and public sector operations, value chains and mitigation actions.

CDP: Foundation for Science-based Net Zero Target Setting in the Corporate Sector (2020)

Paper providing the initial conceptual foundations for science-based net-zero target setting.

Ministry for the Environment: Measuring, reporting and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions

Quick and detailed guidance to help New Zealand organisations measure and report their greenhouse gas emissions. It also has guidance on how to credibly and robustly offset greenhouse gas emissions

Ministry for the Environment: Marginal Abatement Cost Curves Analysis for New Zealand (2020)

Report describing progress and stage 1 results of work to develop marginal abatement cost curves (MACCs) analysis for New Zealand.

 

 

Climate-Related Reporting & Disclosure

Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Knowledge Hub

Resources and short courses to help you understand and implement TCFD recommendations

CDP Global Climate Change Analysis 2018

"The most comprehensive collection of self-reported environmental data in the world. This data is invaluable for cities, companies and investors to take urgent action to build a truly sustainable economy."