Recent Deposits

  • Climate change and behaviour change : empowering youth action through narrative 

    Ryan, Guy
    This thesis is a review of the literature spanning multiple disciplines to provide an overview of climate change science in the global and New Zealand context, its implications, and a context for action amongst young New ...
  • Climate, Diseases, and the Origins of Corruption 

    Vu, Trung V.
    It has been commonly observed that tropical countries typically suffer from intense corruption and underdevelopment. I offer an explanation for this long-standing disparity across the world based on variation in the intensity ...
  • Engaging with communities for climate change adaptation: introducing Community Development for Adaptation 

    Stephenson, Janet; Barth, Jule; Bond, Sophie; Diprose, Gradon; Orchiston, Caroline; Simon, Katy; Thomas, Amanda
    In the years to come, many of New Zealand’s urban settlements are likely to be impacted by climate-induced hazards such as sea level rise, coastal erosion, flooding and rising groundwater levels, and some are already being ...
  • Community Development for Climate Adaptation: Dunedin City Council perspective 

    Stephenson, Janet
    South Dunedin was hit by serious flooding in 2015 and has experienced other flood events since. In this video, staff from Dunedin City Council and Civil Defence, along with a Deep South Challenge researcher, talk about ...
  • Community Development for Climate Adaptation: One neighbourhood's perspective 

    Stephenson, Janet
    In 2015, South Dunedin in New Zealand was hit by serious flooding. Not only did the community recover, but it has been learning from the increasingly common experience and working with the Dunedin City Council to build ...
  • Communities and Climate Change cartoon 

    Stephenson, Janet
    Some low-lying communities in Aotearoa New Zealand are already being affected by increased flooding, coastal erosion and higher water levels. Over time, more communities will be affected and the impacts will worsen. But ...
  • Community Development for Adaptation 

    Stephenson, Janet; Barber, Josh; Barth, Jule; Bond, Sophie; Diprose, Gradon; Heyd, Charlotta; Kirk, Nick; Laurie-Fendall, Rachael; Orchiston, Caroline; Saunders, Wendy; Simon, Katy; Thomas, Amanda; Vincent, Nicolle
    Council-community engagement for a climate-impacted future – research brief. Many of New Zealand’s urban settlements are likely to be impacted by climate-induced hazards such as coastal erosion, flooding and rising ...
  • Local Authorities and Community Engagement on Climate Change Adaptation 

    Barth, Jule; Bond, Sophie; Vincent, Nicolle
    This report explores how regional and territorial authorities in Aotearoa New Zealand currently understand their role in climate adaptation, to what extent they are currently fulfilling that role, and how they engage with ...
  • Building biocultural approaches into Aotearoa – New Zealand’s conservation future 

    Lyver, Phil O'B; Ruru, Jacinta; Scott, Nigel; Tylianakis, Jason M.; Arnold, Jason; Malinen, Sanna K.; Bataille, Corinne Y.; Herse, Mark P.; Johes, Christopher J.; Gormley, Andrew M.; Peltzer, Duane A.; Taura, Yvonne; Timoti, Puke; Stone, Clive; Wilcox, Mahuru; Moller, Henrik
    Indigenous peoples’ roles in conservation are important because they offer alternate perspectives and knowledge centred on the quality of the human–environment relationship. Here, we present examples of Māori cultural ...
  • Communities and Climate Change” Vulnerability to rising seas and more frequent flooding 

    Stephenson, Janet; Orchiston, Caroline
    Many communities and iwi in coastal and flood-prone locations face an uncertain future because of climate change, with rising sea levels and a greater frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events. We do not yet have ...
  • New Zealand Pastoral Farmers and the Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases in the Agricultural Sector 

    Rosin, Chris; Cooper, Mark; MacKenzie, Angela; Maegli, Tanja
    The implementation of an emissions trading scheme (ETS) as a policy instrument is intended to contribute to the efficient reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in New Zealand within the limits agreed to in the Kyoto ...
  • Denying Bogus Skepticism in Climate Change and Tourism Research 

    Hall, C. Michael; Amelung, Bas; Cohen, Scott; Eijgelaar, Eke; Gossling, Stefan; Higham, James; Leemans, Rik; Peeters, Paul; Ram, Yael; Scott, Daniel; Aall, Carlo; Abegg, Bruno; Dawson, Jackie; Doran, Rouven; Dubois, Ghislain; Duval, David Timothy; Fennell, David; Gill, Alison M.; Gren, Martin; Gronau, Werner; Guiver, Jo; Hopkins, Debbie; Huijbens, Edward H.; Koens, Ko; Lamers, Machiel; Lemieux, Christopher; Lew, Alan; Long, Patrick; Melissen, Frans W.; Nawijn, Jeroen; Nicholls, Sarah; Nilsson, Jan-Henrik; Nunkoo, Robin; Pomering, Alan; Reis, Arianne C.; Richardson, Robert B.; Rogerson, Christian M.; Saarinen, Jarkko; Saeporsdottir, Anna Dora; Steiger, Robert; Upham, Paul; van der Linden, Sander; Visser, Gustav; Wall, Geoffrey; Weaver, David
    This final response to the two climate change denial papers by Shani and Arad further highlights the inaccuracies, misinformation and errors in their commentaries. The obfuscation of scientific research and the consensus ...
  • No time for smokescreen scepticism: A rejoinder to Shani and Arad 

    Hall, C. Michael; Amelung, Bas; Cohen, Scott; Eijgelaar, Eke; Gossling, Stefan; Higham, James; Leemans, Rik; Peeters, Paul; Ram, Yael; Scott, Daniel; Aall, Carlo; Abegg, Bruno; Arana, Jorge E.; Barr, Stewart; Becken, Susanne; Buckley, Ralf; Burns, Peter; Coles, Tim; Dawson, Jackie; Doran, Rouven; Dubois, Ghislain; Duval, David Timothy; Fennell, David; Gill, Alison M.; Gren, Martin; Gronau, Werner; Guiver, Jo; Hopkins, Debbie; Huijbens, Edward H.; Koens, Ko; Lamers, Machiel; Lemieux, Christopher; Lew, Alan; Long, Patrick; Melissen, Frans W.; Nawijn, Jeroen; Nicholls, Sarah; Nilsson, Jan-Henrik; Nunkoo, Robin; Pomering, Alan; Reis, Arianne C.; Reiser, Dirk; Richardson, Robert B.; Rogerson, Christian M.; Saarinen, Jarkko; Saeporsdottir, Anna Dora; Steiger, Robert; Upham, Paul; van der Linden, Sander; Visser, Gustav; Wall, Geoffrey; Weaver, David
    Shani and Arad (2014) claimed that tourism scholars tend to endorse the most pessimistic assessments regarding climate change, and that anthropogenic climate change was a “fashionable” and “highly controversial scientific ...
  • Social perceptions of climate change in Queenstown's ski industry: a framework of contextual vulnerability 

    Hopkins, Debbie
    The tourism industry both contributes to – and is affected by climate change. Many tourism sub-sectors rely on the local climate as a key element to their tourism offering, non less that the ski industry. As a result of ...
  • Australian snow tourist's perceptions of climate change: Implications for the Queenstown Lakes region of New Zealand 

    Hopkins, Debbie; Becken, Susanne; Hendrikx, Jordy
    This qualitative research has emerged from the sustained discussion of the future of winter alpine tourism in the Australasian context. The ski industries of Australia and New Zealand are intertwined, with research requiring ...
  • Applying a comprehensive contextual climate change vulnerability framework to New Zealand's tourism industry 

    Hopkins, Debbie
    Conceptualisations of ‘vulnerability’ vary amongst scholarly communities, contributing to a wide variety of applications. Research investigating vulnerability to climate change has often excluded non-climatic changes which ...
  • The sustainability of climate change adaptation strategies in New Zealand's ski industry: a range of stakeholder perceptions 

    Hopkins, Debbie
    Climate change is a critical sustainability challenge for alpine tourism and the ski industry. Climate change adaptation is characterised as identifying and taking advantage of new business opportunities plus reducing ...
  • Learning about climate: an exploration of the socialisation of climate change 

    Hopkins, Debbie
    While the term “climate change” is highly recognized by the nonscientific general public, understandings of its manifestations are varied, contrasting, and complex. It is argued that this is because climate change has ...
  • The perceived risks of local climate change in Queenstown, New Zealand 

    Hopkins, Debbie
    Place-embedded, resource-dependent industries are increasingly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The scientific framing of these risks can be understood through modelling; however, risks are perceived by ...
  • Climate change in a regional context: relative vulnerability in the Australasian skier market 

    Hopkins, Debbie; Higham, James; Becken, Susanne
    The concept of relative vulnerability allows for comparisons between analogous units in a regional context. It is utilised within tourism studies to consider how climate change might affect demand and perceived attractiveness ...

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