Climathon

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The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Vector, is hosting Auckland's first ever Climathon. A 24 hour global ideas hack, the event will take place simultaneously in over 180 cities worldwide.

The Auckland Climathon is being held over 24 hours from Friday night, 27th October to Saturday night, 28th October. Students, staff, and the greater Auckland community have been invited to participate, and given a promise that they will be allowed some sleep.

Climathon was designed by Europe’s largest public-private innovation partnership focused on climate change, known as Climate-KIC.

In the leadup to Climathon, our academics are sharing their climate-related opinions on Newsroom, and along with alumni, on the Climathon blog.
 

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The problem with trickle-down sustainability

Julie MacArthur discusses a political blind spot with significant consequences for a widespread green transition for New Zealand.

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Time for Auckland to harness renewable energy

Basil Sharp looks at whether Auckland's population density is too low to make public transport work.

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Close the gender gap in climate change policy

Dory Reeves explores why climate change policy needs to consider gender equality.

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Kaitiakitanga – it is our only hope

Dr Dan Hikuroa challenges Aucklanders to start practising kaitiakitanga - sustainable practices for the management of natural resources.

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Auckland must prepare for climate change now

Stephen Lenihan argues Auckland needs to consider even absurd-seeming measures to prepare for climate change.

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The Climathon blog

Take a look at the opinions contributed by our staff and alumni.

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Ready Steady Learn with Basil Sharp

Professor Basil Sharp joins Mikey Havoc on 95bFM to talk about the Climathon and research from the Energy Centre showing that Auckland should be embracing the opportunity to improve our infrastructure and harness renewable energy sources now.