Research report

Planning for climate impacts on Māori coastal ecosystems and economies

Case study of five Māori-owned land blocks in the Horowhenua coastal zone

This report (in two parts) gives an account of the research project Risk Management Planning for Climate Change Impacts on Māori Coastal Ecosystems and Economies.

The aim of this research was to contribute to a framework for resilience in coastal Māori farming communities by identifying culturally-informed climate change adaptation strategies, taking the economic, environmental and cultural implications into consideration.

The project also sought to build Māori capacity to proactively and productively adapt to climate change, leading to new processes of effective social engagement for dealing with this issue.


Risk management for Māori coastal assets