Climate change is one of the defining societal and environmental challenges of the 21st century, for New Zealand and the planet.
NIWA is committed to providing the science needed to adapt to and mitigate climate change. By making informed choices now, we can reduce risks, maximise opportunities, foster climate resilience and work towards a carbon-neutral economy.
“The challenges of reducing our national greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to a changing climate are hugely important and affect all New Zealanders. The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill provides the framework for responding to these challenges. NIWA’s role – providing research for evidence-based decision-making and science-based solutions to reduce emissions and adapt to our changing climate – is now more important than ever.”
Dr Andrew Tait, Chief Scientist, Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards
The latest climate change facts you need to know:
NIWA is sponsoring The Hydrological Society & The Meteorological Society of NZ joint conference
The theme of this year’s conference is Water and Weather: Solutions for health, wealth and environment.
The conference is being held in Palmerston North, and will attract scientists, technicians, consultants, hydrologists, climatologists, students, resource managers and many others.
The New Zealand Climate Change Centre (NZCCC) is holding the New Zealand Climate Change Conference 2013 in Palmerston North on the 4th and 5th of June.
This conference brings together researchers from across New Zealand, showcasing the latest climate change research thinking and outputs. Including pysical science, adaption, mitigation and cross-cutting issues.
For more infomation see the NZCCC website