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Adaptation Group

The impacts of climate change are felt throughout communities. This includes impacts from natural disasters such as fires, floods, or cyclones and the longer-term effects of climate change, such as sea-level rise. Humans are adaptable beings, but facing large challenges requires collaboration and support across individuals, communities, regional councils, and national government.

By supporting adaptation and community resilience our group aims to reduce the vulnerability of our region by increasing our community’s ability to respond positively to a changing climate. This includes advocating for sustainable growth plans, working to connect community groups and members for supportive collaboration, and helping transfer valuable local knowledge across individuals and groups (e.g. growing food, building emergency plans, and alternative transport methods). We also work with representatives from the local Nelson and Tasman councils to support their adaptation and community resilience efforts.

The group recently created a printable community resilience calendar. It includes 16 actions, grouped seasonally, so four actions for winter, spring, autumn, and summer.  These actions aren’t meant to be an exhaustive list for building resilience, just a beginning and a place to start.

Anyone keen to learn more, lend previous expertise, or join us in this mahi is welcome to get in touch.

Join us

Come join our group! Contact Christina, our Volunteer Coordinator at the following address:

She’ll be in touch with you soon.

And if your favorite area of climate action isn’t represented, just let us know, as we may have some other volunteers waiting for more people to contribute in a similar way.

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The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum offers this plan for every citizen of our region — for individuals, households, businesses, farmers, schools and colleges, religious organisations, councils and iwi. We also hope to help other parts of Aotearoa to develop their own Climate Action Plans and contribute to the development of Climate Action Plans around the world.


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