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Welcome to the Otago Climate Change Network (OCCNet)

The Otago Climate Change Network is a group of University of Otago researchers who have come together to provide research informed responses to the threat of climate change.

The climate change challenge for New Zealand includes:

The most remote economy in the world

Low population density

Low CO2 emissions per capita from electricity generation

Third highest OECD in:

  • fresh water usage
  • percentage of bird species threatened
  • green house gas emission per GDP

Highest ownership of vehicles in OECD

Next to lowest tax rate on petrol in OECD