Helping your business or organisation plan for climate change adaptation

NIWA works with businesses, organisations, and central and local government to help them understand their climate risks, plan for adaptation, and meet the regulatory requirements for the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Helping your business or organisation plan for climate change adaptation

NIWA works with businesses, organisations, and central and local government to help them understand their climate risks. We assess risk to infrastructure, help with land use planning and can advise on adaptation strategies and resilience building.

Our data, infrastructure and technical capabilities allow us to offer a range of services that include:

  • Developing detailed climate change projections for a location, for your assets or infrastructure, or across a sector. 
  • Helping you understand the potential climate impacts, risks and opportunities that matter to you. 
  • Teaching adaptive pathways thinking as a mechanism for adaptation planning. 
  • Translating and communicating knowledge to enable you to make decisions for your future. 
  • Advice and risk exposure assessments for meeting the regulatory requirements related to the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) - see more on the Ministry for the Environment's website

Below you’ll find further information on some of NIWA’s climate change adaptation capabilities, tools and resources. We can also tailor our services to your needs - to talk to about your specific requirements and how NIWA can help, please contact Petra Pearce, Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards Manager.

 

    Climate Change Adaptation Toolbox

    This Toolbox helps you find out about the changing climate, what it might mean for your business, organisation or community and what you can do about it.

    Urban Infrastructure and the Built Environment Toolbox

    This helps planners, engineers, asset managers, and hazard analysts in urban councils understand and evaluate the potential impacts of climate change.

    Planning for coastal adaptation

    Coastal risk exposure for New Zealand, adaptation guidance for local government and relevant summaries of previous court cases and Building Act 2004 determinations.

    Serious games as a tool to engage people

    NIWA is using serious games to look at problems holistically, support understanding and give a framework for climate change adaptation decision-making.

    Providing climate change advice for New Zealand

    Regional-scale climate projections assist local authorities to assess risks presented by climate change now and prepare their communities for the future impacts.

    Our Future Climate New Zealand

    Our Future Climate New Zealand is an interactive website that lets you to look at projections for a number of climate variables for New Zealand between now and 2100.