This workshop is part of a research project that aims to understand how to improve natural hazard management in New Zealand. The focus is on what can be done by and through key institutions (especially government agencies), policies, law and practice to reduce disaster risk and build community resilience.
The project has four main elements:
The School of People, Environment and Planning offers a range of undergraduate degrees (BA and BSc) and majors (Geography, Social Anthropology, Environmental Studies) are offered reflecting the broad range of expertise in the School. In addition there are the professionally accredited Bachelor of Resource and Environmental Planning (BRP) and Master of Resource and Environmental Planning (MRP) degrees. An interdisciplinary Environmental Studies programme is also based within the School.
On Thursday 5 May 2011, approximately 60 participants attended a workshop at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor in Wellington to hear from lead authors (from Australia and New Zealand) about the scope of the ‘Australasia' chapter for the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5).
This Landcare Research programme develops and apply's knowledge, tools and programmes to improve the sustainable practice of individual firms and industry sectors and provide credible verification of their sustainability performance.
Sustainable practice provides businesses with a competitive advantage for emerging export market requirements and increases business compliance with environmental legislation.
This Landcare Research work supports the development of sustainable, resilient and livable cities, settlements and communities. We achieve this by developing strategies to accommodate population growth while maintaining affordability, amenity, environmental quality, resilience and resource efficency. This includes:
Increasing our scientific understanding of the climate system, our ability to predict the climate, and decision-making tools to help New Zealand to adapt to climate variability and change.