IPWEA NZ and Tonkin + Taylor come together to host an informative session on how councils should be approaching climate change and resilience matters in their long-term planning. We've brought together industry experts to share their thoughts from the Kapiti Coast District Council, Tonkin + Taylor and the Office of the Auditor-General.
To register for the webinar at 10.00-11.30 on the 4 August, 2020, click here.
To view the detailed programme and timeline click here.
Kristin will cover the OAG’s interest in climate change and resilience, what it saw from the audits of council 2018 LTPs and consultation documents, the role of the auditor/the LTP audit opinion and what councils need to be thinking about for their 2021 LTPs and beyond. She will also touch on the Office’s work programme over the next 3 years in relation to climate change and resilience.
Kristin is responsible for the Office’s relationship with councils in the Bay of Plenty, Waikato, and Gisborne and work that the Office carries out to support the local government sector and its auditors including long-term planning. Her principal experience lies in natural resource management policy and implementation including time with the Ministry for the Environment working on climate change adaptation. Before joining the Office, Kristin was a Principal Advisor, Planning at Wellington Water where she focussed on RMA, asset management and long-term planning
James and Glen will provide a presentation providing background and context on climate change and the considerations for infrastructure planning – both in terms of climate change risk/adaptation and climate change mitigation (emissions reduction). They will present ideas on how to factor climate change into Infrastructure Strategies, and discuss good practice across a range of ‘maturity’ scales.
James has a 20-year career in the infrastructure and environmental sectors, including work within infrastructure planning, natural hazards, climate change adaptation and mitigation. He leads T+T’s climate and resilience practice and has been involved in a wide range of related projects over recent years. These include the recent National Climate Risk Assessment, LGNZ’s sea level rise exposure survey, the Deep South Science Challenge, and he was a member of MfE’s Climate Adaptation Technical Working Group.
Glen specialises in local government asset management and resilience. He has 20 years of experience across the four waters, including a decade within district and regional councils. He works with all levels of council to develop better oversight and strategy, and improved tactics and systems. Glen leads T+T’s asset management team and has been involved in AMPs since 2008. For the current LTP cycle, Glen is assisting five councils around NZ to write SAMPs, AMPs or infrastructure strategies.
Brandy will provide a presentation on current efforts to incorporate climate change into planning processes across Kapiti Coast District Council. While Council has been CEMARS certified (Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme) since 2012 and was recently awarded a 2019 Excellence in Climate Action award from Enviro-Mark Solutions, current efforts are focused on developing a framework and supporting tools (tailored to Council) for climate change risk assessment and adaptation planning, particularly in the lead up to the 2021 Long Term Plan.
Brandy is an experienced Principal Policy Advisor specialising in strategic planning and evidence-based policy development. In her current role, Brandy is working to embed climate change considerations throughout Kapiti Coast District Council’s strategies, policies, plans and practices. Before moving to New Zealand in 2008, Brandy researched and taught at the University of California Irvine on democratic theory, public policymaking, and community-based social movements.