Where can I be part of a Climathon?
This year for the first time, Climathon is being held in three New Zealand cities!
Keeping our title as Best City in the World!
In 2017, a global survey by the Deutsche Bank proved that Wellington is the best city in the world to live in, based on cost of living, pollution, climate and house prices.
This wasn’t news to us, but being a waterfront city facing a changing climate, we need to work to keep it that way!
Creating a new energy future for every Aucklander
Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and fastest growing city. How can we power this growth in a low carbon way that is affordable and accessible for every Aucklander? Our challenges range from how we generate and use energy to how we travel. Let’s design a brighter energy future for our brilliant city.
Building resilience through resourcefulness
Over the past six years, Christchurch has shown resilience and resourcefulness. We can adapt to change, turn challenges into opportunities and use ingenuity to make life easier. Now's the time to embed this culture in our city - to do more with the resources we have, and reduce our impact on the environment whilst improving our standard of living
How Climathon Works
What you can expect during the 24 hour event
Your ramp to a global stage
#ClimathonNZ is part of a global series of events organised by Climate-KIC. Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch will join 230 other major cities around the world in a 24 hour challenge to create Climate Change solutions!
A fast paced 24 hours to muck in, collaborate with new people and extend your networks globally, learn new skills to challenge your thinking and push your ideas into action.
YOUR ROAD TO IMPACT
We have a range of support packages to suit a variety of ideas during and after the Climathon! Build and test an idea during the 24 hour event, then pitch to access the continued support.
Climathon is supported at a national level by:
The Deep South
National Science Challenge
The Deep South Challenge has been involved with the Climathon since they put Wellington's hand up to host the first NZ one back in 2015.
This year, their funding goes directly towards supporting two new cities to come on board, making it a truly national event for the first time. In addition, they provide their own time to help with logistics, promotion, and the support of their climate researchers and some of our awesome judges.