We are already seeing some of these effects through increased frequency of river flooding and coastal erosion. Some of these impacts will challenge where and how we currently live.
Regional and District Councils are gathering information about the local impacts of climate change. This will help us assess the impact on our communities and on Timaru District Council’s assets, and will ultimately help us to support our communities to adapt to a changing environment. A Timaru District Climate Change Strategy is in preparation, with community engagement in 2023 towards a draft strategy on climate adaptation.