To mitigate and adapt to climate change, and to inform planning and decision-making, we must understand the climate change risks and impacts on our
ecosystems, people, and economy.
To support this, Auckland Council produced a Climate Change Risk Assessment technical report series.
This research is underpinned by the
Auckland Region climate change projections and impacts research (PFD, 31.1 MB) undertaken by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Pearce et al., 2018).
Climate Change Risk Assessment technical report series (PDF, 24.2 MB) used the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change methodology 2014 (PDF, 8.7 MB) to assess impacts on people, the environment and
infrastructure. It identifies the parts of Auckland most susceptible to impacts of climate change and the associated social and environmental vulnerability.
The research specifically covers:
- health effects of extreme heat
- climate change, air quality and health impacts
- creating conditions for disease vectors
- social vulnerability
- climate change impacts and risks for terrestrial ecosystems
- climate change impacts and risks for marine and freshwater ecosystems
- effects of
coastal inundation and sea level rise on Auckland.
The following infographic summarises some
climate impacts on the Auckland region.