Sustainability


Park & Lin

13 September 2021

Biodegradable plastics are supposed to be good for the environment but, rather paradoxically, because they are designed to degrade quickly, they can’t be recycled. Offering a potential solution, New Zealand researchers have found that compostable plastic can be turned into a foam that functions as building insulation as a way of recycling the material.


UAV research

07 September 2021

Ten University of Canterbury research projects tackling the big issues have been green-lit with funding worth $23 million.


SDG Summit Word Cloud

03 September 2021

Aotearoa SDG Summit co-hosts, the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University, have led the way in committing to action on the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals by signing the Aotearoa SDG Declaration yesterday.


Simon_sees from Australia, Wikimedia Commons

02 September 2021

The University of Canterbury and University of the South Pacific, with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, are partnering on a unique research project to help Pacific countries and the global community understand how climate change will impact the Pacific, and how indigenous knowledge can help Pacific communities to adapt.


Shaun Ogilvie

17 August 2021

The Ngāi Tahu Research Centre has appointed its first Professor, Dr Shaun Ogilvie, Te Arawa (Ngāti Whakahemo), Ngāti Awa (Ngāti Pūkeko) and Pākehā, as Professor of Ecology and the Environment, a co-appointment with the College of Science, at the University of Canterbury.


Prof Steven Ratuva

15 June 2021

With islands already being inundated, Pacific nations can be seen as some of the first victims of climate change and rising sea levels, as well as worthy and urgent beneficiaries of global attempts to achieve the United Nation’s internationally-agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


SDG Summit

18 March 2021

Academics, artists and activists will discuss how to create a more equitable and sustainable world and share insights from their work across the business, research and community sectors in a major online national event.


Stephanie Post

03 March 2021

University of Canterbury (UC) student Stephanie Post has been selected in the Team Universities of New Zealand (TUNZ) team to represent New Zealand, competing in the Global Case Competition 2021.