Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced the government has agreed to a long term approach to assist Pacific Island states in meeting the challenges of climate change.
“We cannot ignore the risks faced by our Pacific Island neighbours who are uniquely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change,” said Mr Peters.
“Cabinet has agreed to a long term strategy to assist the region. Development assistance will focus on practical projects for climate change adaption, mitigation, and ways to avert climate displacement of people.”
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announce closer cooperation between the United Kingdom and New Zealand in the Pacific Islands region, following a meeting in London.
During the meeting, which took place at the Churchill War Rooms, Mr Johnson and Mr Peters also exchanged views on a wide range of foreign policy issues of concern to both countries, including defence and security challenges and the importance of cooperation to preserve and advance the international rules-based system at a time when it is under stress.
This guidance supports councils to manage and adapt to the increased coastal hazard risks posed by climate change and sea-level rise. It:
This report is the first report prepared by the Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group. It summarises the expected impacts of climate change on New Zealand over the medium and long term, takes stock of existing work on adaptation, and identifies gaps in New Zealand’s current approach.
In taking stock of the work already underway the Group identified three characteristics that need to be in place for effective adaptation to develop in New Zealand:
A new publication details the framework for New Zealand Aid Programme investments for the next four years.
New Zealand Aid Programme Investment Priorities 2015-19 [PDF, 2.6 MB] outlines how we will focus our aid, capability and policy engagement around 12 priorities to deliver sustainable development and reduce poverty in partner countries.