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The Waikato CAN Climate Action Now forum took place on 21 September 2019. There was a great turn out on the day, with a range of people attending from different backgrounds and different reasons why climate action is important to them. 

Event speakers and presentations

If you missed the event, or want to take a look at the information again, you can see the presentations below. 

Keynote speakers

  • Professor James Renwick – Climate change: Where are we going?
  • Professor Iain White - Climate change: where we live, how we live, and how we plan for it
  • Cr Tipa Mahuta and Shakyra Te Aho - Maui: past, present and future

Pecha Kucha style presentations

  • Blair Dickie, Waikato Regional Council – a regional context and the role of local government
  • Professor Troy Baisden, University of Waikato – rural land use
  • Tariq Ashraf, New Zealand Transport Agency – the future of transport
  • Martin Fryer, Mercury Energy – Energy - renewables
  • Rowan Dickson, WPS Opus – construction and urban infrastructure
  • Nic Turner, Mainstream Green – from knowing to doing

Waikato CAN (Climate Action Now) Summit - summary report

Waikato CAN climate action now - Te Ahuarangi Inaianei is the activation of SDG 13 Climate Action for the Waikato Wellbeing Project, a workstream of the Waikato Plan.

The Waikato Wellbeing Project is a regional initiative to achieve a more environmentally sustainable, prosperous and inclusive Waikato region by 2030.

The key outcome of the project will be a set of SMART wellbeing targets for Waikato based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Waikato Plan logoWaikato wellbeing project | Hinonga toiora o Waikato logo

What can we do? We can create change!

Plant trees

Get political - Vote!

Make your own food

Electric car / bike

Learn about and support indigenous communities

Grow veges

Petition / lobby

Watch food miles

Waste less food

Recycle, reuse, repair

Save the bees

Anyone can be a leader.. You just need to step forward


Bulk bin buy

Diet change

Cut down on meat

Buy less

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