Environment and sustainability | Kia Toitū te Ao

The world is changing quickly and protecting our natural environment has never been more important. Help us protect our planet for future generations.

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What if...we could develop a sustainable and resilient future?

The University is committed to being a leader in sustainable practice and undertaking research that helps New Zealand, and the world, develop a sustainable and resilient future.

"Climate change is the biggest threat humanity has ever faced, and action is urgent. By building a clearer picture of what is happening right now, we can help the world either prevent the worst-case scenario or prepare for it. Research is vital to inform and understand the challenges we all face."
Professor James Renwick, Head of the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

From local disasters such as earthquakes to the global challenges that affect us all—climate change, loss of biodiversity, managing invasive species—we have the talent and commitment to make a difference.

Read more about championing sustainability at Victoria University of Wellington.

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We welcome the chance to speak with you about your gift plans and how you can truly make a difference through supporting projects and initiatives in sustainability, as well as our ambitious research programmes.