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Sir Ashley Bloomfield
Pania Newton

and more!

Chlöe Swarbrick

Hands-on workshops, speakers and panels to help rangatahi aged 13 - 24 initiate climate action projects

in Tāmaki Makaurau

May 6-7, 2023 @ UoA

We are a youth-for-youth organisation that aims to teach rangatahi about actions they can take to combat climate change

The Conference will focus on

Teaching rangatahi about impactful projects they can start to combat climate change

Fostering leadership and project management skills

Providing mental health and resilience support to budding activists

Engaging in climate action with a Te Ao Māori and Pasifika lens

Saturday May 6th & Sunday May 7th

9am to 5pm

Dates & times


University of Auckland Campus, OGGB

12 Grafton Road, Auckland 1010


Free and fully catered!


Anyone aged between 13 - 24

Event Details

  • Learn from a range of established keynote speakers sharing their climate action journey/ expertise

  • Hear from various panel discussions talking about key climate issues and have the opportunity to ask questions

  • Attend workshops organised by environmental organisations across four workshop streams and plan for your new climate action project

What to expect

Keynote Speaker

Morning Tea


Climate Action Workshop #1

Climate Action Workshop #2

Afternoon Tea

Keynote Speaker

Saturday May 6

Opening & Welcome



Sunday May 7



Morning Tea


Climate Action Workshop #3

Climate Action Workshop #4

Afternoon Tea

What's Next session

Keynote Speaker - Sir Ashley Bloomfield

Keynote Speakers

Katja Phutaraksa Neef

UNESCO Youth Leader, ICAAD Artivist

Sir Ashley Bloomfield

Former Director-General of health, Professor at UoA

India Logan-Riley

Climate Justice Organizer at ActionStation, UN COP26 delegate

Saoirse Exton

Limerick, Ireland

Raf Manji

The Oppportunities Party Leader

Rain Bello

Quezon City, Philippines

Helen White

Labour Party List MP

The Race to Zero: A Political Panel

Global Climate Disruptors: The Frontlines of Climate Justice


Faiesea Ah Chee

Fa’a’ala Palauli, Savaii, Samoa

Anjali Raman-Middleton

London, England

Chlöe Swarbrick

Green Party MP

Juan Pablo Sierra

Bogotá ,Colombia

Mahesh Muralidhar

National Party Candidate

Keresi Tuimanono

Postgraduate Environmental Engineering Student

Phillip Manako

Masters of Laws Graduate - Dissertation in Climate Action

Eden Williams

Low Carbon Specialist at Auckland Council

Pok Wei Heng

EY Climate Change & Sustainability Services Consultant

Alec Tang

Former Kāinga Ora Director of Sustainabiliy and Auckland Council Chief Sustainability Officer

Our Voices, Our Solutions: Māori and Pasifika Community Resilience

Climate Careers: Building a Sustainable Future

Pania Newton

Co-Founder of Save Our Unique Landscape

Jakob Su'a-Filo

Auckland Transport

Strategic Projects

Hinauri Apa-Fepulea'i

Pacific Climate Warriors

Benjamin Tombs

Legal and Policy Researcher at Environmental Defense Society

Emma Sinclair

Director of Community and Chief Operating Officer at Impact Hub Waikato

Elsa Grossmith

Environmental Science Student


Plan, Pitch, Propel ✈️:

Transforming Ideas into Action

Renew, Recharge,

Refocus 🌱: Wellness for Climate Activists

A Workshop on Transitioning Your KiwiSaver

Building Winning Strategies for Change

How to become an


Connecting Communities through Conservation

Climate Action through Bikes

Climate Action 101

Civic Engagement 101:

Making your voice heard

Make your own Beeswax Wraps

Initiative Ideation with the Auckland Climate Festival

All The Things Climate Can’t Change

The Power of Micro-Media in Activism

Co-design in Action

All The Things Climate Can’t Change

Tools of Democracy

On the days of the conference, attendees will be able to select their preferred workshops during registration. Each of these workshops are an hour long and will take up one of the four workshop sessions. The exception to this is the Climate Action 101 workshop that is two hours long and takes up two sessions.

As all attendees will be participating in the two ConnecX workshops as part of the schedule, this will not take up a workshop session. Please note that there are limited spaces for all workshops so places are first come, first served!

Meet the Committee

Dylan Chand

Founder & Coordinator

Katja Phutaraksa Neef

Assistant Coordinator

Anahita Oei

Speaker & Workshop Liaison

Shanaya Crasto

Speaker & Workshop Liaison

Heather Wallace

Communications Officer

Wenyi Soon

Marketing Officer

Faiesea Ah Chee

Māori and Pasifika Community Liaison

Anna Hiew

Stalls & Sponsorship Liaison

Alfie Murray

High Schools Recruitment Liaison


Gift Pack


Register by April 30 and attend for a chance to win prizes


Gift Pack