EDS events

EDS runs two of the most preeminent environmental conferences in the country. We also hold smaller regional events throughout the year.

We have a well-established reputation for delivering highly topical and thought-provoking conferences that act as a catalyst, delivering valuable insights, momentum for change, and networking opportunities for attendees and sponsors. We draw diverse participants together to galvanise progress towards solving Aotearoa New Zealand’s biggest environmental problems.



Climate Change and Business Conference 2023

19-20 September, Auckland


The Sustainable Business Council, Environmental Defence Society, and Climate Leaders Coalition are proud to again partner to deliver the 15th Climate Change and Business Conference.

The conference will be held at the Viaduct Events Centre in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland on 19-20 September 2023.

The conference will provide a timely opportunity for business, government and civil society to tackle the tough questions the country is facing, and to share innovative thinking and new ideas about how we can collectively accelerate emissions reductions while building our resilience to the impacts of a warming world.

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EDS Conference 2024

June 2024, Christchurch

Watch this space for more details on the 2024 conference…