10 May 2024

Cross party climate adapation inquiry announced

From Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 10 May 2024
Floodwater from the nearby river rose over the property.

flooding after Cyclone Gabrielle Photo: Supplied

The Climate Change Minister, Simon Watts, has just announced a cross party inquiry will be conducted by the Finance and Expenditure Committee into climate adaptation.

In particular, how the state will share the costs of preparing the country for, and recovering from, major weather events.

The previous government had just launched a select committee inquiry into community led retreat and adapation funding before the last election.

Labour and the Greens have welcomed the inquiry. 

Simon Watts tells Kathryn Ryan broad agreement is vital to finding long lasting solutions and he's delighted to have cross party support for the inquiry.