counting money

Treasury Guest Lecture: Climate Change, Counting the Cost

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With guest lecturers and Deep South Challenge researchers Dave Frame, Belinda Story and David Fleming.

The Wharewaka on Wellington's waterfront

Deep South Challenge symposium created opportunities for researchers to hear directly from end-users 

Remember our September symposium at Te Wharewaka ō Pōneke? Well, results are in from the surveys of participants we carried out to find out how well our aims for the symposium had been met.

South Dunedin flood map

Creating a climate-safe Dunedin through community-driven climate action

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A community-driven initiative in South Dunedin is getting the rolling on climate adaptation. “Our City, Our Climate,” led by the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust and supported by the Deep South Challenge, is calling in the big guns – key climate scientists, local and central government decision makers, iwi with cultural and financial assets at stake, and property and business owners with livelihoods on the line, to find ways to break through the red tape that currently hinders progress on climate adaptation.

Flood map for South Dunedin under climate change

Creating a climate-safe Dunedin through community-driven climate action

2018 may well be the year New Zealand gets serious about adapting to our changing climate. Last year, and the start of this one, gave all of us plenty of opportunities to experience a future in which creeping sea level rise and extreme weather – from drought to flood to surprise storm surges – make day-to-day life more precarious and more expensive.

Susan Livengood at the DSC Symposium

“Gaining traction on intractable issues”: An interview with Partnerships Director Susan Livengood

Susan Livengood is the Partnerships Director of the Deep South Challenge, and works within the Engagement programme – which tries to connect what’s happening in every programme of the challenge with both the broader public and with targeted individuals and organisations throughout New Zealand’s public and private sectors.

Natalie Robinson

"The earth's regular pulse... may be starting to falter"

Q&A with NIWA's sea ice researcher Natalie Robinson