Climate Change Response Act 2002

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5ZQ Preparation of national climate change risk assessment


The Commission must, no later than 6 years after the date on which the most recent national climate change risk assessment was made publicly available,—


provide the next national climate change risk assessment to the Minister; and


make that assessment publicly available.


At the same time as making a national climate change risk assessment publicly available (in compliance with subsection (1)(b) and section 5L(3)), the Commission must make any evidence commissioned to support its preparation publicly available.


In preparing a national climate change risk assessment, the Commission must take into account the following:


economic, social, health, environmental, ecological, and cultural effects of climate change:


the distribution of the effects of climate change across society, taking particular account of vulnerable groups or sectors:


New Zealand’s relevant obligations under international agreements:


how the assessment aligns or links with any other relevant national risk assessments produced by central government entities:


current effects and likely future effects of climate change:


any information received as a result of requests made under section 5ZW:


scientific and technical advice.


The Commission may also take into account—


opportunities arising for New Zealand’s economy, society, and environment as a result of the effects of climate change; and


any other factor that it thinks is relevant or appropriate.

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