Science and integrity
A background into the science behind our projections and our approach to advertising.
How reliable is this information?
Climate change is, by its very nature, an evolving science. As scientists research and learn more, the modelling is updated. Here, we are reporting the latest information we have about the levels of risk Canterbury/Waitaha will face, based on information from our own scientists and from other leading New Zealand agencies.
We believe it is reasonable, but it is important to understand that this is all based on scientific modelling and research. If things change, we will update our website and, if you've signed up to keep in touch, we'll let you know.
The sources for this website include:
- Climate change projections for the Canterbury region (NIWA, 2020)
- Canterbury climate change risk screening interim report (Tonkin + Taylor, 2020)
- Climate change adaption actions being undertaken by local authorities in Canterbury (Environment Canterbury, 2020)
- Te tāhū o te whāriki – Anchoring the foundation (Te Rūnunga o Ngāi Tahu, 2018)
- National Climate Change Risk Assessment for New Zealand – Arotakenga Tūraru mō te Huringa Āhuarangi o Āotearoa: main and technical reports (Ministry for the Environment, 2020)
- Our atmosphere and climate 2020 (Ministry for the Environment & Stats NZ, 2020)*
- Stats NZ environmental indicators
*This work uses material sourced from the Ministry for the Environment, Stats NZ, and data providers, which is licensed by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.
Our climate-friendly approach to advertising
The advertising campaign for It's time, Canterbury has been consciously developed with sustainable practices in mind. Where possible, we have utilised carbon neutral and/or environmentally friendly options. This includes using digital billboards instead of printed billboards, and poster placements which have been produced using recycled materials printed with vegetable based inks.
Want to know more?
Want to know more about climate change in Canterbury? You can sign up to our quarterly email or read previous issues here. Alternatively, if you'd like to get in touch with our team directly, you can email us.