Climate Change Planning

2015: Blueskin and Karitane Food System Report

Blueskin and Karitane Food System Report Title

We have been supported to conduct research into the Blueskin and Karitane Food System by the Lottery Community Sector Research Committee (part of the Lottery Grants Board). Thank you to the committee.

We would also like to say a big thank you to all of the communty members who were interviewed or attend community meetings or gave us your opinions on local food, for your help and time through this process, and to Ahika Consulting for essential work on the report. Our next step is to decide how, as a community we move forward and develop a more resilient community in terms of food.

The report is availble here:         Blueskin and Karitane Food System Report







  2014: A perspective on Climate Change Adaptation Planning in Waitati

BRCT DCC report front page3rd June 2014: Our climate change planning report titled: A PERSPECTIVE on CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION PLANNING in WAITATI has been accepted by the Dunedin City Council's Planning and Regulatory Committee.

We are very pleased to be able to share our report here.






2013: Research into Climate Change Adaptation Plannin

In October 2012, the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust (BRCT) accepted the offer of a grant and support team from the Dunedin City Council to develop a community-led action plan mapping out how climate change adaptation planning for the coastal settlement of Waitati might be undertaken. The aim of this work is to provide insights from a ‘bottom-up’ approach for the issues arising for coastal settlements associated with climate change impacts by examining specifically the coastal settlement of Waitati.  It was envisaged that this work would add a different perspective to the more ‘top down’ approach the Council is pursuing around climate change adaptation in the South Dunedin area.

climate change blurBRCT are acting as a conduit to provide the settlement of Waitati with information residents need in order to make decisions and to seek community participation in planning for climate change.