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He kōrerorero a public discussion on the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report Working Group I and Working Group II. What do they mean for Aotearoa New Zealand?

This 3-hour hui ā-ipurangi online event, starting at 9.30am on Friday 4 Poutū-te-rangi March will include presentations from IPCC Working Group authors and facilitated Q+A sessions with kaiwhakataki MC Associate Professor Rebecca Priestley CRSNZ.

The sessions will cover the underpinning physical science of climate change, the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems, and adaptation strategies, realignment of priorities and collective solutions. 

Mō te hui About the event

Unfortunately, due to the red traffic light setting phase 2 restrictions, this public event cannot be held in person.

Heio anō consequently Royal Society Te Apārangi is hosting this 3-hour hui ā-ipurangi online presentation and a facilitated Q+A sessions with kaiwhakataki MC Associate Professor Rebecca Priestley CRSNZ. It is a packed programme starting 9.30am sharp 4 Poutū-te-rangi March.

We will welcome Dr Andy Reisinger, lead author and IPCC Bureau Member, as our first presenter to provide some context. The IPCC was created to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments on climate change, impacts, its implications and potential future risks, as well as to put forward adaptations and mitigation options.

The IPCC Working Group I examines the physical science underpinning past, present, and future climate change.

IPCC Working Group II assesses the vulnerability of socio-economic and natural systems to climate change, negative and positive consequences of climate change and options for adapting to it.

Andy will be joined by Professor James Renwick CRSNZ, a He Pou a Rangi Climate Change Commissioner and a leading researcher in atmospheric science and climate dynamics, to participate in this kōrero summarising the contribution of Working Group I.

Also invited is Professor Bronwyn Hayward, Coordinating Lead Author of Working Group II of the AR6 Assessment (Cities & Infrastructure), who will outline the global context and significant messages from the IPCC.

She will be joined by Dr Judy Lawrence, Coordinating Lead Author of Working Group II of the AR6 Assessment, who will speak about the New Zealand-relevant assessment (Australasia Chapter 11). Judy is a well known impacts and adaptation expert in New Zealand and internationally, specially for climate change decision making and a He Pou a Rangi Climate Change Commissioner.

Several other New Zealand authors of the Working Group I (The Physical Science Basis) and Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability) reports for the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report will join us in the Q+A sessions:

Te reo o te whenua – Our closing presentation and Q&A session is on adaptation strategies, realignment of priorities and collective solutions with Dr Shaun Awatere (Ngāti Porou) and Associate Professor Sandy Morrison (Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Rārua ki te Tau Ihu, Ngāti Tama ki te Waipounamu). They are all contributing authors to the Sixth Assessment Report.

Kia mōhio mai koe What you need to know

The online hui will be split into two sessions, with a brief intermission between the kōrerorero discussions.

Ngā nohoanga tuatahi Session 1

Mihi from Holden Hohaia (Ngāti Maru, Taranaki Whānui ki te Upoko o te Ika, General Manager Māori Partnerships Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research).

Presentation from Dr Andy Reisinger and Professor James Renwick.

Facilitated Q+A session with kaiwhakataki MC and authors of the Working Group I.

Ngā nohoanga tuarua Session 2

Presentations from Professor Bronwyn Hayward and Dr Judy Lawrence.

Facilitated Q+A session with kaiwhakataki MC and authors of the Working Group II.

Presentation from te reo o te whenua rōpū Dr Darren King (TBC), Dr Shaun Awatere and Associate Professor Sandy Morrison.

Facilitated Q+A session with kaiwhakataki MC and paneI.

Closing remarks from Associate Professor Rebecca Priestley CRSNZ.

Karakia whakamutunga event close.

Nau mai haere mai ki te kaupapa nui o te rā

Numbers are limited for the live event but a video of the event will be available for viewing afterwards.

For those who register, you will be sent the meeting link a few days before the event.

Ngā kaiwhakahaere – The sessions will be administered by Tarah Nikora and Dr Victoria Metcalf from Royal Society Te Apārangi.

Ngā mihi maioha we thank Manatū Mō Te Taiao Ministry for the Environment for their tautoko support.


Mō ngā rauemi kaupapa resources for the presentation

AR6 Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

AR6 Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change

AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

He huringa āhuarangi, he huringa ao: a changing climate, a changing world

Kuputaka glossary

Kia kaha te reo Māori. Look to expand your Māori language skill and kupu words. Here is a list to include in the kōrerorero discussions:

  • āhua o te rangi climate
  • tūhononga connection
  • kia tīmata tātou let's start
  • kōripo marama bad weather
  • kua ngū tō reo you're on mute
  • parakino pollutant
  • pūmahana warm
  • rawa taiao natural resource
  • rawa whakahou renewable resource
  • rōpū group


Royal Society Te Apārangi



9:30am Fri 4 March, 2022 - 12:30pm Fri 4 March, 2022