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The New Zealand Climate Change Conference 2013

The Convention Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand is the venue for this two day conference (4-5 June 2013) where renowned researchers from across New Zealand will gather to showcase the latest climate change research thinking and outputs.

Climate change research underpins or touches on many aspects of society. The invited speakers and the research papers we expect to be presented at this conference will provide an excellent overview of New Zealand knowledge. The conference will also provide a platform for discussion of knowledge gaps and of needs for further work, and will be an opportunity for building new relationships between researchers, across organisations, and with end-users.

Our conference themes will provide the opportunity to consider challenges the research and end user communities face when dealing with climate change. The New Zealand Climate Change Centre (NZCCC) and the conference committee invites interested attendees to submit an abstract for a presentation or poster on recently completed or in-train research under the following four themes:

  • The Physical Science
  • Impacts, Vulnerability & Adaptation
  • Mitigation
  • Integration & Cross-cutting Issues

Keynote speakers and panel discussions will help drive forward the conference narrative. Beyond the formal conference programme, ample time will be available for casual discussions.

The conference will appeal to New Zealand’s climate change research community, industry, government, NGOs, students, and members of the public interested in the latest climate change research.

The conference will:

  1. Provide a platform for researchers from across New Zealand and overseas to present climate change-related research
  2. Raise awareness of recently completed, current and future work programmes
  3. Explore and encourage research that is conducted across multiple disciplines
  4. Improve collegial relationships in a formal and informal conference setting
  5. Identify ‘who does what’ in New Zealand’s climate change community
  6. Encourage student participation and increase their exposure to professional New Zealand-based colleagues and organisations
  7. Help consider gaps in New Zealand’s climate change research and explore future opportunities for New Zealand’s climate change researchers.

We look forward to welcoming you to Palmerston North for The New Zealand Climate Change Conference 2013. A climate change conference for climate change researchers and practitioners.

David Wratt
Director NZCCC & Conference Convenor

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Why attend The New Zealand Climate Change Conference 2013?

  • Great Speakers: A mix of New Zealand and overseas experts
  • Interesting People: Expand your horizons by connecting with people beyond your core discipline.
  • Cutting-Edge Information: Latest modelling and climate scenarios combined with social research techniques.
  • Interaction: Pick up that unanswered question over lunch or a wine
  • Satisfaction: Present your research, question others research and discover new relationships.

The New Zealand Climate Change Centre
The NZCCC is a joint initiative by all of New Zealand’s Crown Research Institutes, Massey University, the University of Canterbury and Victoria University of Wellington.

The New Zealand Climate Change Centre