Part 1C Adaptation

Part 1C: inserted, on 14 November 2019, by section 8 of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 61).

National climate change risk assessment

Heading: inserted, on 14 November 2019, by section 8 of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 61).

5ZP National climate change risk assessment

(1)

A national climate change risk assessment must—

(a)

assess the risks to New Zealand’s economy, society, environment, and ecology from the current and future effects of climate change; and

(b)

identify the most significant risks to New Zealand, based on the nature of the risks, their severity, and the need for co-ordinated steps to respond to those risks in the next 6-year period.

(2)

Sections 5L and 5ZQ apply to all national climate change risk assessments except the first one.

(3)

Section 5ZR applies to the first national climate change risk assessment.

Section 5ZP: inserted, on 14 November 2019, by section 8 of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 61).