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New climate change report a reality-check

In last month’s edition of InfraRead, we highlighted the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Working Group II report Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Working Group III has since released its mitigation report titled Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change.

Our Networks in Focus | April 2022

Stacey Millar, Women’s Infrastructure Network Auckland Chair
Nicola Robbins, The Infrastructure Collective Wellington Chair
Diversity Advisory Board members appointed

Other noteworthy announcements | April 2022

Engineering Standards change after Canterbury Earthquake Royal Commission Inquiry
Helios Energy a new player in the growing New Zealand solar sector
Diversity Works seeking views on workplace diversity
Are you the next Deputy Chief Executive- Infrastructure and Digital Assets of Department of Corrections: Ara Poutama Aotearoa?

A busy second quarter ahead for the Three Waters reform programme

By Claire Edmondson, Infrastructure New Zealand Chief Executive

There is general agreement that our drinking water, wastewater and stormwater assets, vital to human health and that of the environment, have too long been ignored and that something needs to be done. The proposal to shift responsibility for those assets to four water entities to better enable the work required has been controversial.

Jacobs’ programmatic approach to decarbonising cities

By Jacobs

Even as we respond to other pressing global challenges, climate change remains one of the biggest threats to life on this planet as we know it. In the next 10 to 15 years, we face the very real scenario of average global temperature increases exceeding the 1.5-degree warming threshold set out in Paris in 2015. The need for coordinated and decisive action to decarbonise our economy and society on a global scale has never been more urgent.

Costly infrastructure

The costs of delivering infrastructure continue to rise.
Last month’s InfraRead outlined that annual inflation in the year to the December 2021 quarter was 5.9% – the highest increase since June 1990.