Climate change risks and opportunities outlined in government report

A Radio New Zealand article.

The country’s first national climate change risk assessment has identified 10 significant areas that need to be urgently addressed by the government in the next six years.

The risk assessment is an overview of how New Zealand may be affected by climate change-related hazards, and will be used to develop a national adaptation plan over the next two years.

The assessment has been done based on a “high-emissions, business-as-usual future, resulting in a projected 67 centimetre sea level rise and three degrees Celsius temperature increase by 2090”.

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