Public engagement begins on Strategy to help address climate change
The transition to a low emissions future will bring significant changes to how we live and how we work. The Equitable Transitions Strategy is being developed to make sure that our move to a low emissions future is fair and inclusive for all of Aotearoa.
Together, we can tackle climate change in a way that is fair and inclusive
Aotearoa New Zealand is working to prevent climate change by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. This will bring changes to how we live and what we do for work. Our transition to a low emissions future will bring opportunities, including higher-wage jobs, as well as challenges and disruptions, such as re-training people for low-emissions work and changing the way we get around. Some people and communities will be affected more than others.
The Government is developing an Equitable Transitions Strategy to make sure that our transition to a low emissions future is fair and inclusive. We want to bring everyone on this journey and leave no one behind. This means making sure opportunities work for everyone, supporting people through this period of change, and upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
The content of the Strategy will be informed by engagement with the public and will include actions and policies to address challenges and seize opportunities. A draft Strategy will be released in June 2023 and the final Equitable Transitions Strategy will be published by June 2024.
The survey will ask your thoughts on:
- the transition issues that are most important to you
- what concerns you might have about moving to a low emissions future, and
- what ideas you have to make the move fair for everyone.
Your response to the survey will help the Government develop an Equitable Transitions Strategy.
The survey can be answered according to the following categories:
- As an individual or on behalf of your family/whānau
- From the perspective of a business or organisation
- From the perspective of a marae, hapū, iwi or other Māori community
The Equitable Transitions Strategy is co-led by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment - Hīkina Whakatutuki and the Ministry of Social Development - Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora.