Climate Action Plan Survey

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Introduction

How can we develop a Climate Action Plan that recognises Te Tiriti and Māori values?

Do you agree that the university should target 2030 to be net zero carbon?


Do you agree that the university should use a split-target approach to our GHG emissions where we target 2030 to be net zero carbon, and a different set of dates to reduce biological emissions from our farms (eg we could follow the recommended dates in the Climate Change Response Amendment Bill which would see a reduction of emissions of biogenic methane within the range of 24–47 per cent below 2017 levels by 2050 including to 10 per cent below 2017 levels by 2030). Further questions about farms are raised in the Carbon Management section.


Do you have any suggestions for how the university could better support low carbon living labs on each of our campuses?

Carbon Management

How should Massey manage its transition from fossil fuels to alternative sources of energy?

Do you agree that Massey buildings should be aiming to be net zero carbon by 2050?


How do you think Massey should progress a goal of having net zero carbon buildings?

What other aspects of sustainability do you think Massey should focus on in its programme of new and renovated buildings?

Given that air travel is such a significant component of Massey's GHG emissions, how do think the university should approach reducing air travel - particularly long haul air travel?

If you are an academic staff member, what approach would help you to understand the impact of your air travel and how you could reduce it without undue negative impact on your academic scholarship?

If you are a staff member who regularly travels between campuses, what approach would work best for you to choose the lowest-carbon form of travel? What are the barriers to choosing low-carbon transport?

How could the university support you to make low carbon transport choices as you commute to the university?

Should Massey seek to exceed the methane reduction targets that will be established through the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill, and if so by how much and over what time frame?

What are the challenges for agricultural research scientists around balancing reducing methane emissions on farm and research projects?

Should Massey make a strategic decision to diversify farm production types to include lower GHG emitting agricultural/horticultural practices?


Do you support the goal of Massey aspiring to have zero waste campuses?


How do you think we could achieve the goal of aspiring to have zero waste campuses?

Given that a large component of success around recycling and composting food waste relies on individuals placing waste/recycling/compostable materials in the correct bin, what do you think would help decrease contamination of the different waste and recycling streams?

Academic action on climate

Help us fill in the picture of what we're doing at Massey around climate-related research by sending details of projects and partnerships that you are involved with.

What ideas do you have about how we should collaborate with external partners around agriculture and cities?

How can the university help support collaborative partnerships around creating a low carbon future?

How can we give effect to Te Tiriti in relation to our research and engagement agenda around low carbon futures?

Help us fill in the picture of what we're doing at Massey around climate-related teaching and civic engagement/student enterprise by sending details including examples of how mātauranga and Māori perspectives are embedded into existing curriculum.

How could the university support staff to embed mātauranga and Māori perspectives into the curriculum?

What ideas do you have about new courses or qualifications around low carbon futures?

How can we give effect to Te Tiriti in relation to our education agenda around low carbon futures?

Do you have any other comments or ideas about how Massey can reach carbon neutrality by 2030?

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