Putting affected people and communities at the centre of difficult relocation decisions must be a priority under laws that replace the old Resource Management Act.
We can design parks, open space and public infrastructure to hold excess water when flood strikes. That means better control of where floodwater ends up, reducing the risk to lives and property.
More than 70% of New Zealanders agree that industries receiving substantial financial assistance as part of the COVID-19 recovery should be required to lower their carbon emissions.
Climate change has got to the point that communities around the world are having to contemplate moving. It's never an easy process, but good planning improves the prospects of successful relocation.
As the expected costs of climate change grow, cities are on the frontlines of adapting to sea level rise and more intense storms – and finding ways to pay for it.