Waikato University is offering a new course called the Bachelor of Climate Change degree. It will be the first degree in the world with a distinct focus on climate change.
The three-year course will join together science, an understanding of economic, social and political systems, plus Māori and Pacific responses to climate change.
The degree aims to create graduates with a broad understanding of climate change.
The University hope that students with the degree will be in high demand from many organisations, such as insurance companies and councils.
The course will culminates in a third-year group project, where students will come together to work with a company, iwi or community group to solve a real climate change problem.
To mark the launch of this important degree, the University of Waikato has committed to reducing our energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and to work towards being a carbon neutral university by 2030.