Now consulting on draft Tasman Climate Response Strategy and Action Plan

The draft document outlines the Council’s proposed response to climate change for the next 10 years and beyond.
This version incorporates feedback received during the initial public consultation round held in 2023. Draft 10-year budgets are shown alongside relevant actions.

The Tasman region, like many other parts of the world, is facing the impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels, increasing temperatures, and more frequent extreme weather events are just some of the challenges that we face. We must act now to reduce emissions, prepare for current and future impacts, and respond to the effects we are already experiencing.

To address these challenges, we have developed a comprehensive draft Tasman Climate Response Strategy and Action Plan that will guide our efforts to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The draft budgets included within the Action Plan part of the document show where the Council proposes to invest in climate action over the next 10 years.

Tell us what you think about the updated document and allocated budget, as part of our consultation on Tasman's 10-Year Plan 2034-2034. Your feedback will help to ensure that our strategy and action plan are effective, equitable, and responsive to the needs and concerns of everyone in the Tasman region.

Choice 3 in our consultation document on Tasman's 10-Year Plan 2024-2034 is 'Climate Change and Resilience Investment'. We also want to hear which of the two options outlined in our consultation document that you recommend: Option A - an affordable level of investment spread over the next 10 years, or Option B - a higher level of investment.

Our draft Climate Response Strategy will guide our transition to a low-carbon, resilient, and innovative Tasman District. It outlines the key areas of focus for our efforts, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, building climate resilience, leading by example and empowering communities to act. Our updated Climate Action Plan provides more detailed actions and initiatives to achieve these goals. It focuses on reducing transport and waste emissions and enhancing the resilience of our communities and ecosystems.

We are committed to ensuring that our strategy and action plan are based on the best available science, informed by the experiences and perspectives of our community, and aligned with national and international climate goals. We invite members of the public to provide feedback on our draft strategy and action plan. We want to hear your ideas, concerns, and suggestions for how we can improve our efforts to tackle climate change and build a more sustainable and resilient Tasman region.

We will continue to provide regular progress updates on implementation of our Action Plan and engaging with the community to ensure that our efforts remain relevant and effective over time.