climate change

Wellington start-up in top three at Paris Climate Conference

A Wellington e-commerce start-up with a unique eco-idea to lower CO2 emissions has been placed second in a worldwide competition to tackle climate change at COP21, the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris.

Posted in climate change and video & audio on 11 January 2016 – 10:28 am

Video of seminar: Planetary health

We held a seminar with Anthony Capon on Planetary health: Protecting and promoting human health in the Anthropocene epoch.

Posted in climate change and health and news & events and video & audio on 19 November 2015 – 2:06 pm

Video: Drivers of urban change – Survey of sentiments about cities

Video is now available of the talk by Ed Randal and Anna Hamer-Adams (University of Otago, Wellington) on the results from a new survey of New Zealanders’ views about urban issues.

Posted in climate change and housing & building and news & events and NZ policy issues and research and urban governance and video & audio on 16 October 2015 – 8:50 am

Acting urgently on climate change: Ralph Chapman interviewed about his new book

In his new book, Ralph Chapman argues that we have only a small window of time before the pressures from climate change become too great for us to address them coherently. Time of Useful Consciousness is a practical call to action for NZ policy-makers and citizens, identifying steps that are urgent and critical for the creation of a green economy and a sustainable future.

Posted in climate change and news & events and NZ policy issues on 1 September 2015 – 1:24 pm

How to gain health benefits from urban improvements

Out now from our researchers – how improving the built environment, such as retrofitting houses or designing streets to encourage cycling and walking, can have significant impacts on our health and well-being.

Posted in behaviour change and climate change and health and housing & building and research and transport and urban design and urban governance on 11 August 2015 – 5:04 pm