It’s happening! Just Transition Community Strategy Hui, 23 Nov 1-7pm New Plymouth

17/11/2019

2030 Just Transition Community Strategy Hui

Saturday 23 November 1-7pm, Hatherly Hall, New Plymouth.

The clock is ticking on this global climate crisis and we may have less than ten years to transition away from fossil fuels and towards a regenerative economy. Councils, government and big business however are working as a small select group on a 2050 transition plan focusing on crown investment in businesses. We think that’s too late and we think workers, kaitiaki and more of the community need to have real input and share the benefits not just the costs. Please join us in building a community just transition strategy by 2030!

Time AGENDA
1:00 Welcome, icebreaker, introductions
1:30 Understanding the just transition political playing field eg. UNFCCC 10yr timeline, Zero Carbon Act, Tapuae Roa, Taranaki 2050 Roadmap…
2:00

2:30

Strategy for Community Just Transition by 2030 – what do we want?

  1. Visioning: What kind of future do we want? Rework the Taranaki2050 diagram.
  2. Active group feedback: What strategies and campaigns do groups already have? What’s useful to focus on e.g. energy, farming, transport, social wellness, political ideology? Start drawing up 10-year timeline.
3:30 Break, Networking, Kai o te ahiahi / Afternoon tea

4:00

4:30

5:00

Strategy for Community Just Transition by 2030 – how best to influence society and the powerful (https://trainings.350.org/topics/strategy/)

  1. Power mapping – who’s in the way?
  2. Spectrum of Allies / Upside-down Triangle Pillars of Power – who can help us remove the blocks?
  3. Paper Plate Critical Paths – how do we get to what we want? Build multi-strategy paths & rework timeline.
6:00 How do we keep working together well and what’s next?
6:30 Kai o te pō / Dinner

Please bring a plate to share and/or contribute to the costs of catering. Toys and books for kids are warmly welcome as is any help with the child-minding roster on the day.

If you can’t make it please email any thoughts, comments or ideas to climatejusticetaranaki@riseup.net and we’ll incorporate them into the strategy.

Our Goals:

  • to bring together community groups, unions and individuals in Taranaki working towards a just transition in this climate emergency
  • to share with each other what campaigns and strategies we are already using that align with a just transition
  • to encourage and discuss how we could all work together long term
  • to strategise collectively for a just transition by 2030, starting now with key players in order to set the stage nationally
  • to provide time and space to up-skill each other in areas we may need it eg. laws and policies, economics, decolonisation, nvda and communication.

Saturday 23 November from 1-7pm at Hatherly Hall

37 Vivian Street, New Plymouth (Foyer of St Mary’s Cathedral)


23rd November – 2030 Just Transition Community Strategy Hui

09/11/2019

2030 Just Transition Community Strategy Hui
23 November 1-7pm, Hatherly Hall (next to Taranaki Cathedral), 37 Vivian St, New Plymouth.

The clock is ticking on this global climate crisis and we may have less than ten years to transition away from fossil fuels and towards a regenerative economy. However councils, government and big business are working as a small select group on a 2050 transition plan focusing on crown investment in businesses. We think that’s too late and we think workers, kaitiaki and more of the community need to have real input. Join us in starting a community just transition strategy by 2030!

More details soon!


Resource Management Amendment Bill- Have your say by Thur 7 Nov

05/11/2019

Here’s our chance to tell the government how to fix the RMA. We have these 4 key points:

  1. Climate change is a matter of national importance and must be at the core of every resource based decision. Add “the protection of our life-supporting climate and climate change mitigation and adaptation” to section 6 of the Resource Management Act 1991.
  2. Councils and consent authorities must consider the effects on climate change of greenhouse gas discharge into the air when making rules and assessing consent applications. Sections 70A and 104E of the RMA currently forbid this. They should be either repealed entirely, or revised while keeping the ability of councils and consent authorities to consider “the extent that the use and development of renewable energy enables a reduction in the discharge into air of greenhouse gases…”
  3. The Zero Carbon Bill seeks to set emissions budgets and reduction plans to help limit global average temperature increase to 1.5o Celsius above pre-industrial levels. To make this happen, sections 68 and 76 of the RMA need to be expanded to require regional and district rules to take into account emissions targets, plans and budgets.
  4. To reduce barriers against tree protection, repeal sections 76(4A) to (4D) of the RMA concerning district rules.

Make your submission to the Parliamentary Environment Committee by this Thur 4 Nov online.