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This is how we're responding in Waimakariri.

Council’s Climate Change Response Strategy

The Waimakariri Distrcit Council has committed to prepare a strategy for responding to climate change. This work is underway and will become a guide for how Waimakariri tackles climate change. It will shape how we work together as a community to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to minimise future harm and adapt to the ongoing effects of climate change.

It will also look at how we both mitigate effects and adapt, specifically around core assets like water supply, storm and wastewater services, flood protection and wider community issues such as biodiversity loss, tackling longer term managed retreat as well as addressing the social and economic impacts of climate change – which may hit coastal communities and our primary sector the hardest.