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.
Over 90 people attended our community conference where we reiterated on why we need a just transition and spelled out the kind of false solutions that are being promoted. We showcased the range of true solutions that are available and already being championed by communities and brainstormed what else could be done. We learnt about community organising and committed ourselves to action.
Program: Click here to download.Sound recordings and slides presented by speakers (following the program) are available below:
- Kim DeVantier
- Joel Clement
- Fiona Glennie
- Ethan Griffiths
- Nikita Taiapa
- Bec Simpson
- Prof Alan Brent: Sustainable energy systems for community
- Tihikura Hohaia & Josh Curd: Taiepa Tiketike
- Jen Natoli
- Tiri Bailey
- Natalie Wiseman: Taranaki 2050 draft Roadmap
- Catherine Cheung
- Emily Bailey: Indigenous sustainability
- Carl Freeman
- Kama Burwell: Farming as a climate solution
- Fiona Young
- Tony Collins
- Margaret Smith
- Franziska von Hunerbein: Crop Swap Aotearoa
Thank you so much to everybody who have contributed to our wonderful and most inspiring conference; our speakers, our IT man Kieran, our MC, our time-keeper, our chefs and everyone who brought and share with us kai and aroha so generously.
Together we are embarking on true solutions to our climate crisis!