Please see below for a collection of useful resources which provide further information, insight, guidance and tools.
Climate Change in Aotearoa New Zealand
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.
Interactive website that lets you to look at projections for a number of climate variables for New Zealand between now and 2100.
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
Open data, visualisations and analysis to help policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders gather insights on New Zealand's climate progress
Science programme on a mission is to enable New Zealanders to adapt, manage risk, and thrive in a changing climate
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?”
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
A knowledge hub of relevant climate change materials from regulators, standard setters and other content creators (some UK-focussed)
Strategy & Innovation
A resource book for practitioners to map, analyse and facilitate sustainable transitions
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.
"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
Applying the concept of 'Smart Simplicity' to explore a new approach to climate change inaction.
Integrating climate change into development programmes, including 7 lessons for practitioners designing climate-resilient approaches
Article by Amy Webb, outlining a s simple tool you can use to see plausible future states early
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
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.
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.
Outlines a 10-step decision-making process that councils and communities can follow when planning for the effects of climate change on coastal hazards
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
The official annual estimate of all human-generated greenhouse gas emissions and removals that have occurred in New Zealand since 1990.
Daily reporting of NZ's carbon (NZU) prices
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.
Paper providing the initial conceptual foundations for science-based net-zero target setting.
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
Report describing progress and stage 1 results of work to develop marginal abatement cost curves (MACCs) analysis for New Zealand.
Climate-Related Reporting & Disclosure
Resources and short courses to help you understand and implement TCFD recommendations
"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."