Motu's research in this area aims to generate new knowledge about the potential impacts of climate change and variability on New Zealand’s environment, including our natural ecosystems and native species, and the impacts on the many productive activities which depend on the environment and enable continued growth and prosperity.
Motu is also conducting work under the Deep South National Science Challenge. The mission of this project is to enable New Zealanders to adapt, manage risk, and thrive in a changing climate. Suzi Kerr is the leader of the Impacts and Implication Programme, which is aiming to understand the potential impacts and implications of climate change for New Zealand to support planning and decision-making, and aid adaptation efforts.
This Impacts and Implications programme will build on an existing four-year project: Climate Changes Impacts and Implications for New Zealand. This project, funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, provides a starting point for this programme.
Motu’s current and recent focus includes looking at the impacts of climate change and adaptation to those impacts, in particular:
These dialogues will include:
Event: IFE Distinguished Visitor Lecture - QUT Institute for Future Environments