APPLY FOR ENGAGEMENT FUNDING
The Engagement Programme has funding available for engagement activities that will enable New Zealanders to make informed decisions about climate adaptation. There's a simple form to complete, but in the first instance please contact the following team members to discuss your idea:
- For public activities please email Alex Keeble, Senior Communications Advisor
- For private or public sector activities please email Waverley Jones, Partnerships Co-Director, or Angela Halliday, Partnerships Co-Director
Latest news and updates
New research released by the Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate supports decision-makers to map out how decisions can be made now for ongoing climate change impacts, by starting with the future we wish to avoid. The research report, Supporting decision making through adaptive tools: Practice Guidance on signals and triggers, has been a multi-disciplinary and multi-institute effort, with team members from Victoria University of Wellington, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, and NIWA.
Weather-related hazards have already cost the EQC $450 million in (inflation adjusted) payouts since the year 2000. New research by Jacob Pastor-Paz, Ilan Noy, Isabelle Sin, Abha Sood, David Fleming-Munoz and Sally Owen has found that climate change, and the expected increase in intensity and frequency of extreme weather-related events, is likely to translate into higher damages and thus an additional financial liability for the EQC.
New research projects a significant seasonal shift in pasture production and changes to wine grape flowering across New Zealand under future climate conditions. Long-term adaptation strategies must be adopted at a faster pace across all primary sectors.