About Us at CCRI
On this page:
- About the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute
- Our Aim
- Our Structure
- Our History
- Our Partners
The New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute (CCRI) develops, disseminates and discusses interdisciplinary climate change research, with a particular emphasis on work that spans the natural and social sciences.
To do this, CCRI draws on the skills and experience of high quality researchers in New Zealand and abroad to produce collaborative research that is of international scholarly significance, as well as domestic (and international) policy relevance. We work closely with New Zealand’s Crown Research Institutes and universities to enhance the capacity of New Zealand to anticipate, mitigate, and adapt to climate change.
Our aim is to produce high quality, decision-relevant climate change research, and to deliver this to private and public sector decision makers.
The New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute (CCRI) was established in 2008 by Victoria University to develop interdisciplinary research into all aspects of climate change. CCRI recognises a need to better integrate social and natural sciences, and for independent analyses of response options as non-prescriptive inputs to New Zealand policy.
The CCRI’s inaugural Director was Professor Martin Manning, previously Director of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I support unit responsible for the international assessment of physical climate change. Professor Manning stepped down from the position of Director in January 2011.
Professor Dave Frame took up the position of Director in October 2011. Dave was previously a visiting lecturer in the Department of Physics at Oxford University, and was College Lecturer in Geography at Jesus College, and a Visiting Fellow at the Smith School.
The Deputy Director of the Institute is Professor Peter Barrett, previously Director of Victoria University’s Antarctic Research Centre.
CCRI Introduction and Objectives: A printer-friendly leaflet format. (PDF, 1.5 MB)
CCRI 2010-2012 Strategic Plan: (PDF, 110 KB)
The Institute is a founding member of the New Zealand Climate Change Centre.
In our research projects we partner with local government and other research organisations.