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 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 need to build a plan together that will enable the sustainable and resilient growth for our entire region. This plan needs to focus on looking out for our people both today and into the future.

There will be an emphasis on collaboration and partnership.  This collaboration will look at potential pathways to transform our economy, build a collective vision of how Taranaki will look in 2050, and develop a roadmap to help us get there.

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.