Our changing climate is already impacting the Otago community.

The impacts from Otago's changing climate are varied, and the entire region is sure to experience more changes that are yet to come. To better understand the impacts of climate change and associated risks and opportunities for the region, we have carried out the Otago Climate Change Risk Assessment (OCCRA).

Key risk summary tables 

The tables below summarize the key risks Otago is facing due to climate change. Each risk is rated as low, medium, high, or extreme for the present, 2040, and 2090. 

Download the Climate change key risk assessment tables: 

Page last updated 21 June 2024.