As the world moves from its current level of carbon-dependence to a lower-carbon future, the lives of those living in areas and economies that rely on emission-producing activities are at risk of getting left behind.

A “just transition” is a partnership approach between government, unions, Iwi, community groups, education and business to make sure the people, businesses, communities, and regions who are most effected by a transition are given opportunities to change as the world does.

In Taranaki’s case, this means our whānau, communities and businesses are building a plan together that enables the sustainable and resilient growth for our entire region. This plan focusses on looking out for our people both today and into the future with an emphasis on collaboration and partnership.

The Taranaki 2050 Roadmap will help our region make a just transition that includes all the different communities and sectors that make up our region. The Roadmap will look to build on our strengths, such as energy and engineering, food and agriculture, and look for new areas where Taranaki has the potential to lead New Zealand.

It’s being supported by the New Zealand Government through the Just Transitions Unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

There are still plenty of opportunities for you to be involved in Taranaki’s just transition.

For more information on a just transition, click here.