He huringa āhuatanga, he huringa ao: A changing climate, a changing world
Te Arotahi Series, Paper 7, 2021
Iwi/hapū (tribe/subtribe) governance institutions are increasingly asserting their rangatiratanga
(autonomy) to manage climate change risks and meet the well-being of whānau (family)/hapū/
iwi. However, there is a shortage of specific guidance for whānau/hapū/iwi with respect to
climate change adaptation and mitigation. In this paper for Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga the authors provide a commentary about risk and uncertainty, knowledge gaps, and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation for whānau/hapū/iwi.
Any health policy that addresses climate change risks for Māori must begin from the position that the health of Māori is dependent on enduring Māori institutions like whānau, hapū, iwi and marae.