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2021 Aotearoa New Zealand SDG Virtual Summit: Collaboration for Systemic Change

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The 2021 Aotearoa New Zealand Sustainable Development Goals Summit is now ONLINE!

We have now reached our online capacity. Please join the waitlist, and you will be notified if a ticket becomes available. 

***All sessions will be recorded & will be made publicly available after the Summit***


WHEN: Thursday 2 September, 9am - 430pm AND Friday 3 September, 3pm - 5pm

WHERE: Online 

COST: Free 


We’re guided by Agenda 2030 and the central, transformative promise to #LeaveNoOneBehind. So, we're celebrating creating more inclusive opportunities to collaborate for systemic change, as we pivot to bring you the 2021 SDG Summit - online! 

Choose your pathway for action and be immersed in a one-day virtual experience with interactive workshops, project showcases, and moments to explore accelerating an SDG Alliance and the official signing of a SDG Declaration for Aotearoa. 

SDG Virtual Summit Programme overview:



  • Opening Ceremony 
  • Welcome Address from Hon. Minister Nanaia Mahuta 
  • SDG Declaration 
  • Interactive Workshops (concurrent)

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  • Office of Auditor General's Report on the SDGs (Jason Hewett, Performance Audits Manager)
  • SDG Alliance (concurrent)
  • SDG Project Showcase

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1:00pm:  Interactive Workshops (concurrent)

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  • SDG Declaration
  • Next Summit Hosts Announced
  • Closing Ceremony 
  • Sector-based Kōrero + Networking 


SDG Satellite Event:


3:00pm - 5:00pm: Climate Change Targets Research Panel

Join the conversation on how we can make a difference in solving the challenge of future climate change emission targets.


  • Dr Rod Carr, Chairperson, Climate Change Commission
  • Dean Fraser, Ngāi Tahu Holdings
  • Professor Bronwyn Hayward MNZM, University of Canterbury 
  • Professor Simon Kingham, University of Canterbury

View more details about this Panel session here. Virtual Summit tickets include access. This experience is also available to the community as a stand-alone free online event.


Your free ticket gives you access to a programme lineup of 10+ interactive online sessions across multiple time slots - how many you choose to attend (and which ones) are up to you!

Sessions will begin on the hour, every 2 hours throughout the day. In keeping with SDG 3: Good Health & Wellbeing, there are multiple carefully timed breaks for time away from your screen, and to process the virtual experience.


Our online programme is being created as we speak. Stay tuned over on our website: for updates, or follow us on socials: @AotearoaSDGSummitSeries 


Note: Our graphic includes all the incredible people who co-created the physical SDG Summit event, intended to be held in-person on 2 - 3 September in Ōtautahi. Not all the people or organisations featured in this graphic are able to participate in the digital space.

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