IPCC author Bronwyn Hayward has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) in New Zealand’s new year’s honours. She has been recognized for her services in political science, particularly sustainability, climate change and youth. New Zealand’s Order of Merit was established in 1996 by Queen Elizabeth II to recognize outstanding service to the Crown and people of New Zealand in a civil or military capacity.
Bronwyn Hayward is a Coordinating Lead Author of the “Cities, settlements and key infrastructure” chapter of the Working Group II contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). She is also a member of the Core Writing Team of the AR6 Synthesis Report and was one of the Lead Authors of the Special Report on the Global Warming of 1.5°C.
Professor Hayward is a director of the Hei Puāwaitanga Sustainable Development and Civic Imagination Research Group and a Professor of Political Science at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.
Among her other work, she is a co-lead investigator with the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom. She is the founding Chair of the New Zealand Political Studies Working Group on Civics, Citizenship and Political Literacy education. She has been a Trustee for the Spark Foundation and the UK Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development. She was joint inaugural recipient of the University of Canterbury College of Arts Conscience and Critic of Society research award in 2014. Professor Hayward’s published books include Sea Change: Climate politics and New Zealand (2017).