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Green economy good for NZ

Thursday, 24 April 2014 9:50am

The latest Royal Society of New Zealand ‘Emerging Issues’ paper, co-written by Centre Director Janet Stephenson, says environmental problems are beginning to threaten social and economic wellbeing and that New Zealand would benefit from a move to a green economy.

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China fieldwork yields local knowledge

Thursday, 24 April 2014 3:59pm

PhD student Yuan Lu has recently returned from a trip to China where she conducted field research for her thesis on the role of local knowledge in nature reserve management.

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HEMS report sheds light on future of household energy

Thursday, 24 April 2014 9:48am

A Smart Grid research project report launched at The Energy Conference in Wellington last month has been well received.

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Cars to face bumpy road?

Thursday, 17 April 2014 4:38pm

Centre Director Janet Stephenson and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Debbie Hopkins were recently interviewed by Rebecca Priestley for a Listener article looking at the future of the car and the potential for alternative forms of transport.

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Linking youth with the land

Thursday, 17 April 2014 9:51am

Former Centre researcher, Annika Korsten, was recently featured in the Otago Daily Times for her success in gaining a $100,000 World of Difference grant from the Vodafone New Zealand Foundation.

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Centre well represented at Energy Conference 2014

Monday, 31 March 2014 11:21am

The Centre was well represented and well received at the Energy Conference 2014 in Wellington this month.

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Centre welcomes international researchers

Thursday, 27 March 2014 2:58pm

The Centre has recently welcomed three international visitors - US resource economist John A. “Skip” Laitner, Research Associate in Energy and Behavioural Psychology Gesche Huebner and Fulbright Fellow Laura Ginsburg.

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Indigenous Ecology Symposium blends local and scientific knowledge

Thursday, 20 February 2014 10:37am

The Centre’s Marion Johnson recently attended ECOTAS 13, which is the joint conference of the NZ Ecological Society and the Ecological Society of Australia. Marion had a paper in the Indigenous Ecology Symposium entitled “Transforming Agriculture with Native Plants and Indigenous Knowledge”.

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Director interviewed for "powering the future" feature

Thursday, 20 February 2014 9:24am

The Otago Daily Times recently interviewed CSAFE director Janet Stephenson for a feature on what a low-carbon future might look like.

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Recent papers from the Centre

Thursday, 30 January 2014 11:53am

Centre Director Janet Stephenson and Centre advisor, corporate policy, Maria Ioannou have co-authored a paper entitled “7 assumptions about public reaction to renewable energies”, which has recently been published in Planning Quarterly.

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Centre welcomes International visitors

Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:00am

The Centre is currently hosting two visitors — Dr Rob Burton, senior researcher from the Centre for Rural Research (CRR) in Trondheim, Norway, and Patricia Widener, associate professor of sociology at Florida Atlantic University (US).

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“Food Systems Failure” now in paperback

Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:47am

"Food Systems Failure: the Global Food Crisis and the Future of Agriculture", edited by Deputy Director Chris Rosin, former Director Hugh Campbell and Assistant Professor Paul Stock (University of Kansas), is now available in paperback.

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CSAFE on menu at AgriFood Conference

Thursday, 16 January 2014 2:46pm

Centre staff and students spoke at the Australasian AgriFood Research Network XX 2013 Conference in Melbourne recently.