On this page:
- Reports - from the Community Vulnerability and Resilience programme
- Other Reports
- Climate Futures: pathways for society
- Climate Change 101: An Educational Resource
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Perceptions of sea level rise in the Wellington City and Kapiti Coast districts. This study was funded in part by the Wellington City Council, the Kapiti Coast District Council, and the Greater Wellington Regional Council, it is a collaborative work done between CCRI and Victoria Universty of Wellington School of Psycology, December 2012
Developing adaptive risk management for our changing climate - a report of workshop outcomes under an Envirolink Grant, 2011-2012
A Summary of the Assessment Process of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - an invited presentation to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme Review Committee by the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington, February 2009
Global Warming Potential and Alternate Metrics - a report prepared for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry by the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington, February 2009
Our changing climate is raising issues that require a broad response in society. To address this the NZ Climate Change Research Institute held a 2-day Forum in March 2011 that started a conversation across different groups and generations on how to address the challenge.
Invited speakers included NASA’s Erik Conway, Canadian psychologist Robert Gifford, Australian climate scientist David Karoly, UK environment author Fred Pearce, and New Zealand’s Martin Manning, Sacha McMeeking and Sir Paul Reeves. The Forum moved from the climate challenge through communication and human behaviour to decision-making, with active dialogue by all participants at every stage.
The book ‘Climate Futures Pathways for Society’ is a compilation of the presentations and dialogue together with images from the forum, designed to capture the essence for participants and the public. The conversation began with a focus on risk, uncertainties and surprises and continued with the role of science and scientists in society.
Insights into human behaviour and political constraints were traversed and the need for vision and persistence was emphasised. The importance of ethics and the role of future generations were common themes. Developing a durable policy framework nationally through a multiparty consensus was seen as key.
Climate Change 101: An Educational Resource
Climate Change 101 draws its substance mostly from the findings contained in the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But it also highlights more recent scientific developments and illuminates the key issues that underpin the current international negotiations for a new global agreement on climate change. This book is intended as an educational resource for anyone seeking a robust scientific overview of the complex and interdisciplinary challenge that climate change represents for the global community.
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