CCNZ made a submission on the Government's Draft National Adaptation Plan for climate change, calling for better visibility and a coherent package of planned construction works to defend against severe weather events and ensure any managed retreat from areas susceptible to sea level rise can run smoothly.
- CCNZ is generally supportive of the collaborative approach proposed in the Plan, which aims to inform and bring together a wide range of projects and agencies. This is important to reduce duplication and the potential for agencies to work cross-purposes.
- A strong construction sector is important in addressing the challenges and risks posed by climate change.
- A co-ordinated programme of physical works is needed, that is driven by well-assessed and well-considered risk frameworks and standards. If this is not in place, we will be cleaning up after disaster rather than constructing, operating and maintaining resilient infrastructure networks that protect our communities.
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