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“Restoring a Kind Climate”

27/06/2019 at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Climate emergency action planning for Ōtautahi-Christchurch

Thursday, June 27th, 5.30-9pm. Venue: Function Room, Christchurch City Council
First Floor, 53 Hereford St

As an eco-sector we have been asked by CCC (specifically Tony Moore, Principal Advisor – Sustainability) to provide input into the Climate Smart Strategy review 2019, including to suggest practical pathways for achieving climate change mitigation goals & targets established for the city.

This meeting is being held with this purpose but may also consider practical ways we, the eco -sector, can work independently and with the wider community to achieve the climate change mitigation goals we have for Ōtautahi Christchurch.

In designing this meeting the statistics from CCC website re the emissions from our city have been considered. Transport 53.1% Stationary energy 22.7% Agriculture 10.5% Waste 9.0% IPPU (Industry) 4.7%

This meeting will take the following form:

1. Tea coffee etc & socialising/introducing ourselves (from 5.30pm)

2. Brief context talks by:
A. Tony Moore – CCC Climate Smart Strategy 2019 progress & council update.
B. Colin Meurk – feedback from “Transitions to a Sustainable Future”. This series of workshops held at the WEA in April 2019 is directly relevant to the purpose of this meeting. We are building on work people from the eco-sector have done already, including at this series of community workshops.

3. Group Workshops: the leader in brackets. (Starting 6-6.10pm)
(a) Shifting paradigms/attitudes & behaviour/education/awareness raising. (Kat Miller)
(b) Transport (Axel Wilke)
(c) Energy (Geoff Henderson)
(d) Land use/urban food/farming (Peter Wells)
(e) Waste minimisation and circular economy (Anthea Madill)
(f) Building/housing (Elizabeth Guthrey)
(g) Urban design and planning (Fiona van Petegem)
(h) Rewilding/biodiversity/nature helping us (Colin Meurk)

People will self-select one workshop as a top priority for them and go to that one first. The first rotation will be @ 40 – 50 minutes. Further rotations, where people can move around other topic areas, will be shorter but allow people to input on all topics of interest to them.

There will be a food and drinks break at approximately 7pm through till 7.30pm.

Meeting summary and closure (plenary session) @ 8.30pm. It is expected the meeting will finish at @ 9pm.

Registrations for this meeting are requested for catering purposes. Please email by June 25th to let us know you plan to attend. However, if you forget to tell us you are coming then come anyway.



5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Christchurch City Council – Hereford St
53 Hereford St
Christchurch, New Zealand
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