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The Waikato CAN Climate Action Now forum took palce 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. 

Please check out to find the calendar of other events.

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 - 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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