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Collaborative solutions to climate change?

8 Oct 2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Enterprise studio
Student Centre building, Enterprise Studio

Join us for an interactive panel discussion with Massey University staff and students passionate about climate change.


  • Natasha Tassell-Matamua is a senior lecturer and deputy head of the School of Psychology Natasha’s research is on indigenous psychology, with a focus on mātauranga Māori as it relates to: ethics, spirituality, well-being, and the environment.
  • Pooja Jayan is a research officer and doctoral student in the School of Communication, Journalism & Marketing with a keen interest in climate change who also works for Environment Network Manawatū
  • Omid Taheri Qazvini is a doctoral student for the School of Fundamental Sciences studying absorption-based technologies for gas separation. Omid is researching new technologies that could sequester carbon from the atmosphere.
  • Grace Maddox is a doctoral student for the school of Economics and Finance studying Firm level responses to environmental regulation, public pressure, and changing environmental factors.
  • Thara Prabhakar is a doctoral student in the School of Social Work working on a study on Environmental Justice, Sustainability, Equity: Contemporary Challenges faced by Indigenous Adivasis of Wayanad.
  • Ivor Kaisami is completing his masters thesis in development studies and has extensive experience of living and working in Tuvalu, Kiribati, Fiji and the Marshall Islands and has witnessed and studied the challenges of climate change faced by Pasifika nations.

Afterwards, grab a free hangi dinner and watch a livestream from the University of Auckland of Prime Ministers in conversation: climate change in transition.

Our Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, and the Netherlands Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, will participate in an interactive session on climate change and how to ensure a just transition to a carbon-neutral economy. Both leaders will share their ideas, followed by a panel discussion led by University of Auckland's Jennifer Curtin, Professor of Politics and International Relations.


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