Te Kokiringa Taumata | New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) welcomes the opportunity to present this feedback on the ‘Adapt and Thrive: Building a climate resilient New Zealand, Draft National Adaptation Plan’ Document.

The National Adaption Plan (NAP) is a complex document which tries to cover a great deal of ground. Overall, the NAP seems to be overly complicated and littered with a variety of goals, objectives and principles which may not in the long run be compatible. We are concerned that the number of questions MfE is seeking feedback on perhaps suggests that this is a document seeking answers because it is such a contentious area where politics will determine pathways more than sound well-researched advice.