Climate Change 2016 Conference: " Sustainable economic growth that does not cost the earth ! "

9 - 10 March 2016
Holiday Inn Hotel, Tyron Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua


Climate Change is one of the major environmental issues confronting mankind, never before has there been such a profound effect of human society on the earth’s environment and following on from CoP 21 in Paris December 2015 over 190 countries have agreed to take action. New Zealand with its high dependency on primary production, and natural resources and the proximity of many of its communities to the coast and potential to be impacted by sea level rise needs to be responsive to pending changes to the climate and its consequences.

Te Arawa Federation of Maori Authorities has put together a comprehensive and challenging conference programme to stimulate local and national action and to identify opportunities and challenges in response to climate change. Key contributors include Hon Paula Bennett (Minister of Climate Change Issues TBC); Andrew Little (Leader of the NZ Labour Party), James Shaw ( Co-leader New Zealand Green Party), Jo Tyndall (Climate Change Ambassador MFAT), Professor Ralph Sims (Massey University), Professor Ian Plimer (Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne),  Dr Jan Wright (Parliamentary Commission for the Environment) to be confirmed, and many more.

Register today at: and to view the full programme!

Registration $350 (inclusive GST) for a 2 day conference inclusive of the conference dinner.

This conference will get you off to a good start for 2016, stimulate thinking about how your organisation can respond to climate change issues. It will be suitable for a wide range of participants (organisational leaders, Maori trusts, Incorporations, businesses, primary sector industries, local and national government agencies, researchers, NGOs, sector associations and landowners and managers).

Get your head around climate change, what it is going to mean for New Zealand and your business! “Don’t be a frog in the hot pot”.

For further information contact John Gifford (on behalf Te Arawa Federation of Maori Authorities) at