Spotlight: Climate Resilience Survey

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FFYN Council

The main objective of the survey was to begin to understand the perceptions that youth within the
food and fibre sector have about climate resilience, and what they think needs to be done to enable a
more resilient sector. The topic of climate resilience was brought to the council's attention following
the escalating frequency of extreme weather events and climate uncertainties in New Zealand.

 We aimed to collect the perspectives of youth within the Food and Fibre sector by designing an online
survey and reaching target audiences through social media channels and direct networks within the
council. Data was put into Excel and analysed through thematic analysis.

 Findings determined that youth are mostly aware of climate resilience, although individual attitudes
and awareness towards becoming more resilient to climate change spanned from un-important to
extremely important. The survey also highlighted many key challenges and opportunities, it was
emphasised that longer-term planning, investment in infrastructure, sustainable land management
and heightened community awareness should be prioritised to enhance climate resilience. 

You can access our summary report on the results here.

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FFYN Council

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