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Tītohu Tūroa | Sustainability Showcase

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University of Canterbury and Christchurch City Council present Tītohu Tūroa | Sustainability Showcase on 28 October: Sustainability research + action for Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Special guest speakers:

  • Dr Rod Carr, Chairperson, Climate Change Commission, on 'Carbon Rush: Can Canterbury cash in on the changing Climate?
  • Professor Te Maire Tau, Ngāi Tahu Centre, on 'Whakaora te Awa | River Restoration'
  • Malcolm Johns, Chief Executive, Christchurch International Airport Ltd, on ‘Carbon, Ambition & Reality’

 Presentations include:

  • Professor Simon Kingham, UC School of Earth & Environment and Chief Science Advisor for the Ministry of Transport and Lynette Ellis, Head of Transport and Waste, Christchurch City Council on 'Changing travel in Ōtautahi Christchurch: how, what and why’
  • Professor Bronwyn Hayward (MNZM), UC Department of Political Science and International Relations, and Director of The Sustainable Citizenship and Civic Imagination Research Group and Jane Morgan, Team Leader Coastal Hazards Adaptation Planning on 'The climate crisis: Challenges for cities and opportunities for community participation, a focus on children and young people’
  • Associate Professor Justin Morgenroth,  UC School of Forestry and Andrew Rutledge, Head of Parks, Christchurch City Council on 'Urban forests: critical for a sustainable city'
  • Dr Christina Laalaai-Tausa, Dr Dalila Gharbaoui & Dr Suli Vunibola, UC Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, on 'Re-imagining climate crisis, resilience, and Pacific Indigenous Knowledge'
  • Distinguished Professor David Schiel, UC School of Biological Sciences, on 'Through the ordinary and extraordinary, are we loving our ocean resources to death?'
  • Associate Professor Sacha McMeeking, UC Executive Director Māori, Pacific and Equity, on 'Understanding the SDGs in the context of global and local wellbeing frameworks – He Ara Wairoa as a possible guide'
  • Associate Professor Joya Kemper, UC Business School, on 'Transitioning to a sustainable, healthy and inclusive food system' 
  • Hamish Avery, Director, UC Electric Power Engineering Centre and Sheralee MacDonald, Innovation Facilitator from Orion, on 'Equitable Energy Transition for Christchurch'
  • Professor Aaron Marshall, UC Department of Chemical & Process Engineering, and representatives from Zincovery, on 'Sustainable metal production'
  • Professor Matt Watson, UC Department of Chemical & Process Engineering, Associate Professor Allan Scott, UC Department of Civil & Natural Resources Engineering, and Megan Danczyk from Aspiring Materials, on 'Building a Low Carbon Future'

Please note at 9.15am there will be a Mihi to open the event. 

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