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!


Just Transition Community Conference – 15 March

14/06/2019

We have a climate emergency that requires urgent action at all levels. The Just Transition Summit organised by the central government was top-down and profit-driven. To ensure our transition to a low emission society is fit for purpose and socially just, the community must drive it. Our Just Transition Community Conference offers a platform for communities to kick start or reinforce our transition pathways.

Go to the conference page here or watch the conference videos.


Join us this March in Taranaki

11/03/2017

Frack Off show poster 5 to 26 march 2017 opening 5march 3pm

rally poster vlrMarch 2017 is shaping up to be an exciting month for us here in Taranaki!

From 5-26th March is the Frack Off Exhibition, featuring a diversity of local artists’ and writers at the JD Reid Gallery. You can have a glimpse here, and check out their ‘Now we’re talking program‘.

From 21-23rd March, CJT and other members of a growing coalition will be holding the People’s Climate Rally in New Plymouth.

On Tuesday 21 March, we start with a powhiri and Non-violent Direct Action training at 2 pm at Owae Marae in Waitara.

On Wednesday 22 March, we begin our rally at 8 am at the Clock Tower on Devon Street, with musicians and speakers on climate change, fossil fuel extraction and social justice. The Government will release the 2017 Block Offer for oil and gas exploration at the TSB Showplace, venue of the 2017 Petroleum Conference, on this day. Over half a million square kilometres of our land and sea have been proposed for release, including part of the West Coast North Island Marine Mammal Sanctuary designated for the critically endangered Maui’s Dolphin.

Thursday 23 March is a Day of Solutions, starting at 10.30am at the Senior Citizens Association on Liardet street. There will be talks and workshops with author Terrence Loomis, Al Yates of Ecotricity, Jeannette Fitzsimons, TeAnau Tuiono and other sustainability advocates; and demonstration of electric vehicles. There will also be a public forum on Just Transition off Fossil Fuels’, with experts on renewable energy, union organising, sustainable agriculture and education. All are welcome. Bring your friends, families, your electric bike, and spread the word!

If you can assist in any way, e.g. help with food, transport people around, manage crowds, photograph, film, blog or tweet about the event, or contribute financially, give us a yell. We need you all to make this event a success!

Details and registration on People’s Climate Rally website. Follow this facebook for updates.


Dirty Secret Is Out – Groups Say Ban Fracking Now!

03/02/2015

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“ Taranaki’s dirty secret is out! “ says Catherine Cheung, Climate Justice Taranaki.

More than 80 people from across New Zealand gathered in Taranaki last weekend to experience the impacts of the oil and gas industry on local communities and the environment, and to discuss ways to a better future. The conference, titled “Taranaki’s Beauty and the Beast” was co-organised by the Environment and Conservation Organisations of Aotearoa, Sustainable Whanganui Trust and Climate Justice Taranaki. Read the rest of this entry »


ECO group wants oil, gas left alone

02/02/2015

McKee ECO GatheringFrom the Taranaki Daily News – 1st February 2015 – by Brad Roberts Read the rest of this entry »


TELL TAG: NO!

07/01/2014

This Friday 10th Jan 2014, 11am; Tag Oil office, 119 St. Aubyn St., New Plymouth; Details here.

Media cover: Noisy oil protest at Tag Oil offices  (TDN, 10 Jan 2014)

Protestors jeer oil boss (TV One News, 10 Jan 2014)