Sam Parsons


Mātanga Huringa Āhuarangi | Climate Change Specialist

I'm a climate change adaptation and mitigation specialist with experience in climate change response assessment, planning, and delivery across the New Zealand Government and private sectors.

I have experience in the development and application of innovative climate change impact assessment approaches, with particular expertise in assessing climate change interactions and responses within the natural environment. I specialise in working collaboratively with government agencies and organisations alongside a diversity of community stakeholders for the delivery of climate change response initiatives in the natural and built environment.

With a background in climate adaptation for biodiversity conservation and national park management, I advocate a strong nature-based solutions approach in the delivery of sustainable and resilient places and spaces. My approach to work emphasises the need for robust processes, developed on a foundation of best practice, that clearly communicate climate change response requirements to inform practical actions that make a difference.


Bachelor of Applied Science, Environmental Management, University of Otago, New Zealand