Disrupting Climate Change

Wed 10 May 5:30 — 6:30pm

Come be informed and engage about ways in which to utilise technology to disrupt climate change.
Ticket price: $15

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Join us in Christchurch for 'Disrupting Climate Change', as part of TechWeek 2017!

Do you consider yourself an entrepreneur, a change-maker, or someone who believes that when it comes to climate change, we can do better?

If so, this event is for you! Our aim is to foster conversation about how technology can be applied to better New Zealand’s response to the challenge of climate change. We'll be focusing on three key sectors: electricity, agriculture and transport.

There are two parts to the event:

Inform | Expert speakers will present on aspects such as the technology available to combat climate change and the opportunities and barriers within each sector

Engage| A small group session where participants select a technological opportunity and explore approaches to make it happen. Approaches could include a start-up, a community project, or a campaign.

Stay tuned - more details, including speakers, will be announced soon!


Disrupting Climate Change is hosted by Generation Zero,a youth-led, nationwide organisation with a vision to see New Zealand carbon neutral by 2050. We engage with local and central government by advocating for policies and action that will see New Zealand on track to meeting this goal. To find out more, see the links below.

Zero Carbon Act:

Generation Zero Christchurch 2016 Review:

Sustainable Healthy Initiative For Transport:


Judy Ryan is the Sustainability Programme Advisor in Z Energy’s Sustainability Team. At Z, they understand that they are part of the problem, so they’re determined to be part of the solution.Z Energy is looking at what they are doing now, what can be done better, and what the holds.
Luke Van Zeller is a General Manager (Business Development) for Infratec. Infratech designs and delivers projects in renewable energy, HV networks and alternative fuels across the world. Luke has nearly 18 years of experience in energy and international development fields.
Suzi Kerr is currently a Senior Fellow at Motu and an Adjunct Professor at Victoria University. She graduated from Harvard University in 1995 with a PhD in Economics. Her current research work focuses on climate change, which involves investigating impacts and adaption in New Zealand.
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