"Climate change is the biggest environmental challenge of our time. It is already affecting our climate, agriculture, native ecosystems, infrastructure, health, and biosecurity. If left unchecked it will have broad social and economic impacts. We cannot afford to ignore what is happening in New Zealand and globally".
- Ministry for the Environment
LGNZ and EquiP are bringing a programme of events and activities to the local government sector to help councils prepare and act for their communities' best interests in the face of serious environmental challenges. One of these offerings consists of a five-part Climate Change Series of webinars, brought to you by EquiP.
The five areas of concern covered in this series are:
Climate Change Leadership / 15 May
This webinar will help you to consider the causes and impacts of climate change on our communities, and what the local government sector needs to do to lead the response.
Climate Change Legal Toolkit / 30 May (FREE!)
This webinar will provide you with an overview of the Climate Change and Natural Hazards Decision Making Legal Toolkit contents and the implications of the toolkit for Council's own processes.
NOTE: This webinar is being sponsored by Local Government New Zealand. As a result, this webinar is offered free of charge.
Development in Hazard Areas / 13 June
This webinar will provide insight into how councils can manage development in identified areas of climate change-related natural hazards.
Services Affected by Climate Change / 27 June
This webinar will provide insight into how councils can make decisions and take control of services and related infrastructure affected by climate change impacts and hazards.
Providing Information on a LIM / 4 July
As part of EquiP's Climate Change Series, this webinar will inform councils about their obligations to provide natural hazards information on LIMs, and the consequences of “getting it wrong”.
This series is for elected members, senior management, council legal teams and anyone else who would benefit from learning more about how to prepare and act for their communities' best interests in the face of serious environmental challenges.
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Please email Natasha Meynell to register for any of the webinars in this series.
Please contact the EquiP team for further information on 04 924 1200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date updated: 21 May 2018