National Adaptation Plan consultation

Opportunities to have your say.

The Government has released its consultation on the draft National Adaptation Plan (NAP) in response to the National Climate Change Risk Assessment findings released in 2020. This is a significant step in raising awareness of climate change adaptation and building our resilience to the impacts of climate change.

Engagement with the NAP represents a key opportunity to place on the record the emerging view of ambitious businesses on how New Zealand should approach adaptation.

We are in the process of reviewing the document and will aim to send SBC members CLC signatories our initial high-level analysis by COB, Friday 6 May.

Submissions on the NAP are due by 3 June 2022 and the statutory deadline for the final NAP to be published is 3 August 2022.

With consulting support provided by BECA, we will produce a joint Climate Leaders Coalition and Sustainable Business Council submission on the draft NAP following a similar process to that from last year when developing responses to the Emissions Reduction Plan discussion document and Climate Change Commission’s Draft Advice. This will include online workshops and a draft submission review round.

Key dates

Date Action
Friday 6 May 2022 Initial analysis to members (target date)
Monday 9 May 2022 Workshop for all members – SBC/CLC only*
Wednesday 18 May 2022 Workshop for all members with MfE – SBC/CLC only*
Thursday 19 May 2022 SBC to circulate draft of submission (target date)
Wednesday 25 May 2022 Member comments due back on draft
3 June 2022 Submission due

These events are for SBC/CLC members only. Registration links have been sent directly to members.

We note that the consultation period of the NAP is just over 5 weeks. This means that the timeframes for member input and feedback into the submission are tighter than provided for in last year’s submissions. In acknowledgement of this, we have structured our consultation process to provide as much time and to make it as easy as possible for members to input.

Please let us know if there is anything further we can do to make it easier for you to engage in this process over the coming weeks. Kate Wilson Butler and Laurette Siemonek will be leading this work and are available to talk anything through.