Environmental Cluster Images
Environmental Cluster Images
Environmental Cluster Images
Environmental Cluster Images


“To halt the decline of an ecosystem, it is necessary to think like an ecosystem.” - Douglas P. Wheeler

Knowledge Centre

Climate change...

This is a new area for COBOP beginning in 2017.   Since then, the COBOP environmental cluster has refocussed on climate change as the key challenge for collaboration across the region and is currently working on establishing a regional climate change collaboration.  As a complex challenge, this requires central government agencies, regional and local councils, business, community and Iwi sectors to work together.

In 2017, six of the seven Local Authority Mayors/Chair in the Bay of Plenty region signed the Local Government Leaders Declaration on Climate Change agreeing to develop and implement ambitious action plans that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support resilience within our own councils and for our local communities, work with our communities to understand, prepare for and respond to the physical impacts of climate change and to work with central government to deliver on national emission reduction targets and support resilience in our communities.

In November 2017 Rotorua Lakes Council hosted a workshop with the UN Global Compact Cities for Councils around the region, the new Labour-led Government established a climate change programme for New Zealand and Local Government NZ support the work of Local Councils to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.

 Contact the COBOP Coordinator for further information.


  1. Deliberate actions on climate change
  2. Coordination of planning and resources around adaptation and mitigation
  3. Creating common language around climate change that shows leadership and courage for adaptation and mitigation
2019 meeting schedule 
  • 2019 meeting schedule coming soon...
  • 10 November 2018: All Councils Workshop
  • Sustainable Backyards month of March events - climate change focus.  Contact EnviroHub to register an event or for further details.

WHO DOES WHAT & what is happening?

There are many agencies working on the many facets of climate change.  Click here for a PDF overview on roles and responsbilities for climate change, to give you an idea of who is leading the conversation on what.

AT local & DISTRICT level

Councils - are currently in climate change action planning

Community ground up leadership

  • Vital Signs Reports:  Western BOPTaupoRotorua
  • EnviroHub Bay of Plenty
  • Sustainable Backyards Bay of Plenty - March 2019 Climate Change Focus
  • BOP Conservation Alliance
  • Tauranga and Western BOP Carbon Reduction Group


AT a REGIONAL level across the Bay

Bay of Plenty Regional Council 

Disaster Preparedness

Public Health


at a NATIONAL level

Ministry for the Environment Climate Change 

Primary Industries

Local Government NZ (LGNZ)

Reports on Climate Change

Business Leadership



Disaster Preparedness

At an international level