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Massey University

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  https://massey.ac.nz
Massey University

At Massey University the sustainability agenda recognises the intersection between planetary concerns, caring for people and an aspiration to be a Te Tiriti o Waitangi-led organisation.

In July 2019 we announced that we were setting an ambitious target to be carbon neutral by 2030. As a university we recognise the very serious challenges posed by climate change to the planet and its inhabitants. We teach and undertake research on the impacts of climate change and how we can mitigate and adapt to what many recognise as a global emergency. The research and engagement activities of our academics are contributing to the development of a low-carbon society. We are committed to managing down our own greenhouse gas emissions so that over time the University’s carbon footprint will decrease. To achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 we are undertaking a strategic assessment process, examining where carbon savings can be made given the current carbon profile of the University, and where opportunities exist to use fossil-free technologies, or develop policies and make behavioural changes to meet the target.

The university recognises the significance of the SDGs and is a member of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Our teaching programme incorporates the SDGs at many levels. The Master of Sustainable Development Goals represents a cross-University collaboration to address the three main elements of the SDGs – ecological, societal and economic. Massey Business School also offers a Master of Management in Sustainability.

Massey University is a research-intensive New Zealand university with a reputation for excellence in innovation and the creation of new knowledge. Across a range of research domains, we value both pure and applied research. We are distinguished by our focus on solving “wicked problems” such as climate change, sustainability-related issues and contemporary societal challenges, in addition to maintaining our commitment to fundamental knowledge discovery.