Auckland Climate Festival is a month-long festival held in Tāmaki Makaurau every October creating space for us all to come together as a city to celebrate, catalyse and accelerate climate action. Running for the second time this year, over 50,000 Aucklanders are expected to engage in climate action through attending a diverse range of events, initiatives and activations taking place all across the region. The festival’s programme is co-curated with communities, mana whenua, rangatahi, the private sector, advocacy groups and government as a whole-of-society response to the climate emergency.
If you missed it last year, check out our 2021 programme.
A time to come together each year
An annual festival gives us as a city to take stock of where we are, reflect on what needs to be done, and tangibly get to work. Coming together for a concentrated period means we can ensure we are all moving in the same direction, learning from one another, and ultimately accelerating the change we need to see quicker than if we go it alone. It gives us an opportunity to take stock and celebrate the incredible mahi already going on and catalyse new opportunities for change together.
Driving change at the city scale
Cities are both the main culprits of climate change and also places that can drive the greatest change, being home to the largest concentration of organisations and individuals pioneering in climate action. A festival provides an opportunity to harness this collective energy, innovation and diversity and gain solidarity around the climate emergency. It also is an effective way to drive local and international collaboration, building on Auckland’s profile as a C40 city.
Looking beyond Auckland
Auckland is a global city where its citizens are connected through heritage and experience with many different cultures and other geographies, with strong ties particularly to the Asia Pacific. Auckland Climate Festival aspires to combine local and global perspectives to deliver impact and outcomes that are felt beyond Auckland.
Six Generations Ltd is an impact-led social enterprise established to drive meaningful climate action by curating information and conversation in new and creative ways.
The notion of thinking seven generations ahead when making decisions about how we shape society has been the guiding principle of many cultures around the world for centuries. At Six Generations Ltd we deeply care about the future of the people and places of Aotearoa.
We consider ourselves part of today’s generation of innovators, strategists and activators – everyday people with deep convictions to play our part in making change. We know the next five years are crucial for climate action and we are committed to doing what we can to ensure the six generations that come after us can have a prosperous future.
We are excited to be organising Auckland Climate Festival for the second time after a successful launch in 2021. We are committed to ensuring this will be the first of many, leaving a lasting legacy for Tāmaki Makaurau and beyond.