Prof Bronwyn Hayward is a climate and sustainability writer and Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations and Director of Hei Puāwaitanga: The Sustainability, Citizenship and Civic Imagination Research group at the University of Canterbury. She was made a Member of the New Zealand order of Merit (MNZM) in 2021 for her contributions to sustainability, youth and climate change and was elected as a Fellow of the NZ Royal Society in 2022. Bronwyn has served for the last eight years on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or the IPCC as a lead co-ordinating author working on their 1.5 degrees C special report, their 2022 Cities and Infrastructure chapter and their final 2023 Climate Science Synthesis report. She leads a study funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council with Surrey University and five other partner institutions following children growing up in seven cities around the world and co-leads Mana Rangatahi a Deep South Science project supporting Maori and Pacific local youth leadership in a changing climate. She has been a trustee for the SPARK Foundation and Give A Little. She was a Kiwibank Local Hero in 2019, and Supreme winner in 2021 of Westpac/Stuff media Woman of Influence; Environment awards. Her most recent books are Sea Change: Climate Politics and New Zealand (2017 published by BWB) and Children, Citizenship and Environment #SchoolStrike Edition (published by Routledge 2021).