LISA MCLAREN

Spokesperson and national convenor Generation Zero and the Zero Carbon Act campaign


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Lisa is the National Convenor of the Zero Carbon Act campaign, run by Generation Zero. She became involved in climate change activism in 2011 and has been a youth delegate to the United Nations climate talks in both Paris and Warsaw. She has worked for the last four years in local government, with roles in resilience policy and emergency management. Lisa has a Masters degree from Victoria University of Wellington where she focused on environmental science and climate change education. Currently, she is entering the second year of her Ph.D. at the Joint Centre for Disaster Research. Her research explores how citizen-led science can be used as a tool for coastal community groups to adapt to increasing erosion, storm damage and sea level rise in Aotearoa and the wider South Pacific.