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Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Health Aotearoa Conference 2021

Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Health Conference Aotearoa 2021 poster

Re-thinking Sustainable Health in Aotearoa

Tuesday 22–Wednesday 23 June 2021

Wellington, New Zealand (with conference hubs in Auckland and Christchurch)

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The Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Health Aotearoa Conference 2021 (SHCH21) is open to anybody interested in ensuring the health sector in New Zealand creates an equitable pathway to carbon neutrality. Sustainable healthcare can bring wide co-benefits to health, health equity and well-being and the conference will address topics of mitigation, adaptation, risk, opportunity, and innovation.

The SHCH21 conference is convened by the University of Otago, OraTaiao, Sustainable Health Sector National Network, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (coordinated by Climate and Health Alliance).

Who is this for?

Delegates will include researchers, clinicians, policymakers, designers, sustainability champions, operational managers, suppliers, procurement agencies, board members and students – all keen to create a healthy planet that supports healthy people.


The main conference venue is in Wellington at University of Otago, Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown.

There are two conference hubs where the conference presentations will be presented via Zoom, and catering and the opportunity to network with other hub delegates will be provided.

You may also opt to link online as an individual.


The theme of the 2021 conference is Re-thinking Sustainable Health in Aotearoa. The focus of day one is Regeneration and Mitigation and day two, Adaptation and Innovation.


The programme contains a mix of keynote speakers, quick-fire research presentations and panel discussions with plenty of Q&A sessions and opportunities to network – the aim is to provoke thinking, reflection and connectivity. The speakers are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and experience – all willing to share their knowledge and stories.

Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Dr David Pencheon, University of Cambridge, UK | Low carbon health care sector
  • India Logan-Riley, Te Ara Whatu | Our future focus
  • Dermot Coffey or President, Royal New Zealand College of GPs | Vision from College of GPs
  • Professor James Renwick, Victoria University of Wellington | Climate change - current global situation and the need for adaptation
  • Dr David Galler, author and recently retired ICU Specialist at Middlemore Hospital | Regenerative healthcare practice
  • Dr Rhys Jones, University of Auckland | Climate change research and innovation


Register now

All registration fees (except virtual attendees) include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.  The conference dinner on Tuesday 22 June in Wellington costs $45 per person and is an optional extra.

  • General registration (Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch) $150
  • Student registration (Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch) $50
  • Virtual (Zoom) attendee $20
  • Clinical team registration (Wellington only) $300
    Allows entry for two delegates – one SMO plus one DHB associate

Contact for any enquiries

University of Otago logo (256px) Sustainable Health Sector National Network logo (256px)
OraTaiao logo (256px) Global Green and Healthy Hospitals logo (256px)

Date Tuesday, 22 June 2021 - Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Time 9:00am - 5:00pm
Audience All University,Alumni,Allied health professionals
Event Type Conference
DepartmentPreventive and Social Medicine (Dunedin)
LocationNordmeyer Theatre, Level D, University of Otago, Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington
CostTBC – will supply this information in due course
Contact NameFaith Atkins
Contact Phone+64 4 918 6301

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