Climate Change

Climate Change

PDP has a diverse team with experience across climate science, adaptation, carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions, policy and planning, engineering, coastal processes, and community engagement. 


We offer holistic support and practical solutions incorporating best-practice and innovative thinking. We can provide integrated support to ensure the consideration of Māori world views and mātauranga for our clients.

Combined with our wider PDP environmental services, we have comprehensive coverage across the full range of climate change issues. We work collaboratively with other organisations to integrate social and economic considerations into our climate change work as needed.

Services that we provide:

Climate Change Strategy

  • Climate change maturity assessments
  • Climate related financial disclosures climate impacts analysis
  • Development of climate action plans/strategies and business planning, and expert advice for submissions on government policy


Climate Change Communications

  • Community and stakeholder engagement
  • Bridging Western approaches with te ao Māori (Māori world view) and mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge)
  • Geospatial analysis and visualisation of emissions, sequestration and climate impacts


Carbon Emissions

  • Greenhouse gas emission monitoring, reduction planning and carbon offsetting advice
  • RMA planning and consenting for greenhouse gas emitting activities
  • Whole of life embodied carbon, life cycle assessment (LCA) estimation and strategy



Carbon Sequestration

  • Carbon sequestration projects – vegetation mapping, carbon sequestration, assessment of green infrastructure and blue carbon stocks, land use optimisation
  • Blue carbon as a resilience, biodiversity and sequestration measure


Climate Impacts

  • Climate risk and vulnerability assessments, adaptation, planning, resilience and asset exposure for regional/local government, businesses and other organisations
  • Sea level rise and coastal climate change impacts and coastal process modelling
  • Natural hazards risk modelling (coastal, flooding, slope stability, groundwater) 


Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience

  • Climate change adaptation planning including spatial planning and community engagement
  • Dynamic adaptive policy pathways (DAPP) processes
  • Resilient infrastructure design/build, nature-based solutions


Climate Change Staff