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What you can do

To address our region’s changing climate, we need to change the way we live. Everyone can help make a difference.

We have a small window of time to prevent the worst-case climate change projections coming to pass.

At the same time, we need to prepare for the effects of climate change that are already locked in.

In 2022, the New Zealand government issued two major climate plans: the emissions reduction plan, which sets the direction for climate action for the next 15 years, and the national adaptation plan, which looks at the impacts of climate change now and into the future and sets out how Aotearoa New Zealand can adapt.

Regional adaptation planning is also underway and local plans will follow, but there are plenty of ways Waitaha/Canterbury individuals, whānau, households, businesses and organisations can shape our own low-carbon future right now.

You might even find there are benefits that stretch beyond this into other economic, health and environmental impacts.

We used to live low carbon, we can do it again.

Here are some things you can consider doing