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.



Webinar: Climate Adaptation Act: Building a Durable Future

Tuesday 30 July 2024, 12.00pm - 12.45pm - online via zoom

Join Raewyn Peart, EDS’s Policy Director and the report’s author, as she outlines the key findings and recommendations included in the report.

This is the final report of Phase 1 of EDS’s Climate Change Adaptation Act: Building a Durable Future project. The report combines the lessons from three previous working papers.

This final report, Design Recommendations for a Climate Adaptation Act, sets out concrete recommendations for the design of new legislation for climate adaptation. A framework for climate adaptation is currently being considered by select committee and government is progressing policy and legislation on a cross-party basis. Our report suggests a workable and pragmatic way forward. It addresses the important issues of funding, property rights, managed relocation and fairness and draws on national and international case studies.

The Environmental Defence Society acknowledges support for the project from IAG New Zealand, ASB Bank, Beca, Wellington City Council and Auckland Council.

Date: Tuesday 30 July 2024
Time: 12.00pm – 12.45pm
Location: online via zoom webinar
Cost: there is no cost to attend but registration is essential


Climate Change and Business Conference

9-10 September 2024

Viaduct Events Centre, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

And we’ll leave you with a call to action from Climate Change Commission Chairperson Rod Carr at the 2023 conference:

“It’s about opportunities, it’s not about obligations. Stand up to those who are in the way of a better future.”

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