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Sustainability transitions through collaborative research

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Tēnei te ruru, e koukou mai nei. Kīhai mahitihiti, kīhai marakaraka, te upokonui o te ruru terekau: he pō, he pō. Tahuri ana au ki te tihi o te mauka e kīa nei ko Aoraki. Nahana ko Pukaki te roto, nahana ko Waitakitaki te awa.
Tēnā koutou. Kai te mihi ki a koutou te manawhenua o tēnei motu, ko Te Waka o Aoraki. Ki kā kairakahau maha, tēnā hoki koutou. Nau mai, tahuti mai ki tēnei paetukutuku.

Our Research Centre

The Centre for Sustainability is an interdisciplinary research centre working on local and global sustainability challenges.

Our research covers the interrelated streams of Food & Agriculture, Environment and People, and Energy.

Our recent work has been in the areas of:

  • Agricultural sustainability
  • Energy cultures
  • Indigenous environmental management
  • Agroecology
  • Societal responses to climate change
  • Food issues
  • Community resilience

How we work

We collaborate closely with our stakeholders, who include communities, iwi, industry and government agencies. For many projects, we form teams with other researchers from across New Zealand and internationally.

We generate high-quality research, both practical as well as theoretical. Our research informs choices, adaptations and transformations in both policy and practice to enhance social, cultural, environmental and economic wellbeing.

We believe that complex social-environmental issues can best be addressed by valuing local and traditional knowledge, complementing knowledge generated by scientists and social scientists.


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People

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Research

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Contact details

Telephone 64 3 479 5220
Fax 64 3 479 5266
Email csafe@otago.ac.nz
Location: 539 Castle St
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Physical Address:
Centre for Sustainability
University of Otago
539 Castle Street
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Mailing Address:
Centre for Sustainability
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

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