As our city grows, we need to better understand the increasing influence our changing climate will have. Together we can help reduce our emissions and prepare for the opportunities and challenges presented by our changing climate.
The way our climate is changing needs to be addressed by the whole community, all the way from government through to individuals – with business, science, research, and communities all playing a part.
This changing climate will have an effect on sea levels, weather patterns and rainfall intensity. These changes in turn will increase natural hazard risks such as flooding from extreme rainfall, inundation (flooding from the harbour/sea), erosion (coastal and inner harbour), tsunami and liquefaction.
Our role at council is to understand the challenges our city faces and work with our communities to reduce emissions while preparing for the effects of Tauranga’s changing climate.