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Familiar reforms part of new Government plan to adapt to a hotter world

Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

This article features comments from Professor Anita Wreford, a researcher for Bioprotection Aotearoa, who welcomes public consultation following the release of the draft National Adaptation Plan.   Anita comments on how this is a good opportunity to discuss how conflicting viewpoints would be resolved, and “rightly” decide how costs can be shared.

“For example, the preferred position of one funding body – such as the council – could be different from the communities’ viewpoint. Solutions could create new problems, Wreford noted: one community might want to build a sea wall that would impact the safety or ecology of a neighbouring locale.”

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Professor Anita Wreford (Lincoln University) is a researcher for Bioprotection Aotearoa.  She is an applied economist specialising in adaptation to climate change, with a particular focus on agriculture and the primary sector

Anita is involved with the following research projects:

  • Pou 3 | Project 3.3: Creating effective governance models that lead to resilient ecosystems (Researcher)