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Climate change

The challenge of climate change is something we face head on at Massey. Through our teaching, research and community engagement we draw on the strengths of our academic experts to understand climate change and find ways to mitigate and adapt to it. We are also developing a Climate Action Plan for the university that will help us reduce our own carbon footprint.

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A draft Climate Action Plan has been developed by an advisory group of students, academics and professional/services staff. This plan includes an ambitious goal for the university to be net zero carbon by 2030. In order to meet that goal the university will pursue a range of initiatives over the next ten years. 


Report on engagement around Climate Action Plan 24 October 2019 (159 KB)
Draft Climate Action Plan 2020-2030 At a Glance (5,860 KB)
Draft Climate Action Plan 2020-2030 (Full report) (8,717 KB)
Climate Action Plan Advisory Group Terms of Reference (126 KB)

Timeframe for process

July – September: Engagement process with staff and students.

30th September: Deadline for submissions on Draft Climate Action Plan.

25 October: Report on issues raised during engagement available for further feedback.

28 February 2020: Deadline for second round of submissions on Draft Climate Action Plan.

April 2020: Climate Action Plan submitted to SLT for approval.


Academic Action on Climate:

Video-linked meeting on Wednesday 31st July 2019 1-2pm.

  • Auckland AT 4
  • Manawatū GLB 1.14
  • Wellington 5C17

Managing Massey’s GHG emissions:

  • Wellington – 24th July 2019, 12-1pm, Executive Seminar Suite
  • Auckland – 7th August 2019, 12-1pm, Atrium, The Round Room
  • Palmerston North – 14th August 2019, 12-1pm, SGP 1.04

5in5 on Climate Change events (2018)

5in5 on Climate Change events banner

The 5in5 on Climate Change events were held in October 2018 in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. At the events five inspirational people spoke about climate change. You can view videos of their presentations.

Teaching, research and engagement on climate change at Massey University

Find out about our teaching, research and engagement on climate change.

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