Summit Programme

Monday 2 September 2019: SUMMIT and EXPO – Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland

8:00am - Registration
8:30am - Mihi and Tikanga Māori for framing the day

MC Geremy Hema, Ngāti Paoa, Te Rarawa, Kaiārahi Uniservices, and Michael Steedman, Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei, Ngāti Whātua, Te Uri o Hau Kaiarataki, Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Māori), University of Auckland

8:50am - Universities' welcome

Associate Professor Damon Salesa, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Pacific), University of Auckland, and Professor Geoff Perry, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Auckland University of Technology

9:00am - New Zealand’s first Voluntary National Review (VNR) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Video address by Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister, for presentation of the VNR to the UN’s High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

9:10am - The international context, and NZ’s leadership role

Keynote address and Chair:

  • Honourable Helen Clark (Helen Clark Foundation)

Panel discussion:

  • Dr Jacqueline Parisi (representing Council for International Development)
  • Dr Russel Norman (Executive Director, Greenpeace)
  • Rachael Le Mesurier (Executive Director Oxfam)

Selected audience questions

10:00am - The unique context of Aotearoa New ZealandPanel discussion 1: Accelerated action beyond the status quo

Keynote address

  • Dr Daniel Hikuroa Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato-Tainui, Earth System Scientist and Senior Lecturer, Te Wānanga o Waipapa, University of Auckland, Co-Deputy Director Public Engagement, Te Pūnaha Matatini, and Principal Investigator Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

Audience questions selected via live polling

10:25am - Morning break, Expo and Aotearoa/NZ Vision 2030
10:45am - Panel discussion 1: Accelerated action beyond the status quo
  • What are the gaps between where we are as reported in the VNR and where we need to be?
  • How do we close those gaps?
  • What collective action is needed?

Discussion and audience questions selected via live polling

  • Chair: Dr Gill Greer
  • Kevin Hague (Chief Executive, Forest and Bird)
  • Dr Arend Merrie (Director, Surgical Services, ADHB)
  • Sophie Handford (National Co-ordinator, Student Climate Action)
11:20am - Panel discussion 2: Taking action locally and collaboratively
  • How are local communities being engaged?
  • How are sector interests converging?
  • How is collective leadership happening?

Discussion and audience questions selected via live polling

  • Chair: Penny Hulse (Chair, Environment and Community Committee, Auckland Council)
  • Frith Walker (Manager Place Making, Panuku Development)
  • Rob Creemers (Founding Director, APS – Summit Gold Sponsors)
  • Shahin Najak (UNESCO Aotearoa Youth Leaders group)
  • Parekawhia McLean (Director, Strategy and Infrastructure, CMDHB)
12:00pm - Panel discussion 3: Leading into the future
  • How do we prioritise future action while also recognising past and present?
  • How do we maximise the collective value of our contributions?
  • How do we recognise and empower the leaders of the future?

Discussion and audience questions selected via live polling

  • Chair: Victoria Rhodes-Carlin (UN Youth Association)
  • Kate Boylan (Sustainability Engineer, Tonkin + Taylor NZGBC Future Thinkers)
  • Waimirirangi Koopu-Stone and Tamoko Ormsby (Founders, Pipiri ki a Papatuanuku)
  • Dewy Sacayan (Generation Zero)
  • Fale Andrew Lesa (Policy Consultant, Asia Development Bank Aotearoa Representative, UNESCO Asia Pacific Youth Advisory Board)
12:40pm - Lunch, Expo and Aotearoa/NZ Vision 2030
1:10pm - Action stations: Interactive action planning

Participants pick from-, and can move between a number of stations to develop priority actions for a set of pre-polled topics

1:50pm - Creativity in action

(while topics for concurrent sessions are chosen from above)

MANU Dance Collective

2:20pm - Concurrent cross-sector action plans: Collaborative brainstorm sessions

Three concurrent sessions to develop selected action plans

3:20pm - Afternoon break, Expo and Aotearoa/NZ Vision 2030
3:40pm - Report backs on cross-sector action plans

One rapporteur for each session

4:20pm - Pulling it all together: Accelerated action, together

Our completed Aotearoa/NZ Vision 2030
Agreed action plans, including responsibilities, timelines, next steps
Announcements, including cross-sectoral partnerships, pledges

4:55pm - Close, thanks and handover to next Summit hosts
5:00pm - Closing reception for participants and invitees
6:00pm - Auckland Mayoral candidates debate

Registration Dates

5 June 19: Registration Open

2 Aug 19: Early Bird Deadline