Climate Change Working Party

11 March 2020

Climate Change Working Party Record of Actions

 

Meeting held in the Ngunguru Room

36 Water Street, Whangārei

on Wednesday 11 March 2020, commencing at 09:30

 

 

Present:

Chairperson, Councillor Amy Macdonald

Councillor Joce Yeoman

Ex Officio Chair Penny Smart

Councillor Jack Craw

Councillor Marty Robinson

 

In Attendance:

Full Meeting

NRC, Group Manager - Environmental Services

NRC, Rivers and Natural Hazards Manager

NRC, Natural Hazards Advisor

NRC, Group Manager – Strategy, Governance and Engagement

Part Meeting

NRC, Eastern Coast Land Manager

NRC, Communications Manager

The meeting commenced at 09:30am.

 

Apologies (Item 1.0)

Presented by: Councillor Amy Macdonald

Agreed action points:

·                Remove Councillor Justin Blaikie as a member of this working group, he was included in error.

 

 

Declarations of Conflicts of Interest (Item 2.0)

Presented by: Chairperson, Councillor Amy Macdonald

Agreed action points:

·                Disclose conflicts of interest as they arise

 

Terms of Reference (Item 3.0)

Presented by: Group Manager Environmental Services

Agreed action points:

·                Review what the Working Party considers to be the key elements of the Adaptation Strategy

 

 

NRC's Climate Change Focus (Item 4.0)

Presented by: NRC, Group Manager Environmental Services

Agreed action points:

·                Develop a communication strategy

 

 

NRC Climate Change Work Programmes (Item 5.0)

Presented by: NRC, Natural Hazards Advisor & NRC, Rivers and Natural Hazards Manager

Agreed action points:

·                Review resourcing and priorities needed for future Work Programmes

 

 

Joint Climate Change Adaptation Committee (Item 6.0)

Presented by: NRC, Group Manager Environmental Services

Agreed action points:

·                No action points required

 

 

National Issues (Item 7.0)

Presented by: NRC, Natural Hazards Advisor

Agreed action points:

·                No action points required

 

Climate Change Declaration (Item 8.0)

Presented by: NRC, Group Manager Environmental Services

Agreed action points:

·                Make recommendation to Council for Option 4, this being ‘make a different public declaration alongside an operational programme’.

 

 

Conclusion

The meeting concluded at 11:30.