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Monday, 19 June 2017 Associate Professor Ralph Chapman was lead author of a Victoria University of Wellington-led study which suggests that despite strong goals adopted by Wellington and Auckland, the cities still have a way to go in reducing carbon emissions from transport.
You are warmly invited to a free seminar with speaker Julian Crane. The human microbiome is a collection of microscopic organisms living in and on our bodies and each one of us has our own unique community of microbes, as individual as our fingerprints. But what do we know about the role of our microbiome in our health, and in particular in our immune system? Date: Wednesday 28 June Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Venue: Adam Auditorium, City Gallery, Civic Square, 101 Wakefield St, Wellington
Tuesday, 6 June 2017 A major new report by Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman and others on the challenge of achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals has just been been released.
We held a seminar with speakers Nadine Dodge and Kain Glensor. Transport is a huge contributor to total carbon emissions in New Zealand so it is an obvious area to focus on if we want to become a low carbon economy. But to what extent do central government transport policies support climate change mitigation? And why has it been so difficult to achieve cuts in carbon emissions in the transport sector? Video coming soon.
We held a seminar with speakers Ralph Chapman, Sylvia Allan and Roger Blakeley. The speakers shared their informal preliminary reflections on the report by the New Zealand Productivity Commission, Better Urban Planning, which was released at the end of March. This was a joint event held with the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington. Video coming soon.