New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute

The New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute’s mission is to carry out first-rate policy-facing climate research.

We aim to:

  • Undertake internationally significant climate change research that can inform policy debates in New Zealand and elsewhere.
  • Contribute significantly and constructively to public debates about climate change.
  • Develop and deliver high quality, interdisciplinary taught courses to students and practitioners.

In this work we seek to collaborate with organisations and institutions in New Zealand and abroad.

Prestigious rankings show Victoria University of Wellington leading thoughts on climate change

The New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute has once again been identified as globally influential by a prestigious report.

The Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, published by the University of Pennsylvania in the United States, is a closely watched annual survey of the work of over 6,000 international think tanks.

The newly released 2017 report again ranks Victoria University of Wellington as one of the world’s top 50 environment policy think tanks.

Dave Frame, Director of the Institute said, "This shows the research and policy advice being generated at Victoria University of Wellington is among the best anywhere, and is of particular relevance to the Asia-Pacific region."