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October 27, 2021

Buildings for net-zero: the European Union experience with sustainable housing regulation and implementation

The recently published report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) signals ‘a code red for humanity and recommends
that greenhouse gas emissions decrease as soon and as quickly as possible. Developed economies like the European Union and Aotearoa New Zealand can help in this effort by leading by example. Reducing our buildings' footprint is an important component to the transition to net-zero, yet many of those buildings that will stand in 2050 are energy inefficient buildings that already stand today.

August 26, 2021

Motu Women on equitable, effective climate transition

All children should be able to expect a future where they have the opportunity to thrive. Climate change is one of the greatest threats to that future. Acting on it effectively and fast is essential. We still have choices about how we halt climate change. More equitable decision-making and action (both within our own society and across diverse countries) all of which must rapidly head toward net zero, is a moral imperative and may also make the transformational change we seek more effective and durable.

August 12, 2021

Confronting freshwater security challenges and pathways to resilience.

It is critical that we understand the contribution of climate change to water insecurity and yet there are still many challenges to measuring these impacts. How can we plan for freshwater resilience in New Zealand and safeguard our most precious resource?