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Fabians – A Ministry of Sustainable Development
23/07/2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
I would like to invite you to hear Alison Cole and Andre de Groot discuss this subject at 5:30pm on Thursday 23rd July at Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Wellington and also livestreamed on Zoom.
The time has come for public discussion and pressure on political parties for a pro-active government approach to the climate change emergency. The rise ofGreenhouse gases has been measured in Wellington for half a century while projections remain scary. The market approach to reducing emissions has been underwhelming, the post Covid world presents an open window for new approaches and the world is looking for inspiration beyond their disappointing leaders.Alison and Andre will present a comprehensive approach with promising potential projects and outline a proposed government structure, along with the severity of the situation and how that corresponds to human rights.
Alison Cole is a human rights lawyer who has worked for the UN International Criminal Court as a War Crimes Investigator, was a specialist advisor on Human rights for the Inquiry into Operation Burnham and established the community group www.asiapacificjimai.org focused on building youth partnerships for climate justice in the Asia-Pacific region.
Andre de Groot is a structural engineer with a wide variety of experience across New Zealand and Canada. He has wide interests including urban design, sustainability, seismic engineering, religion, organisational form and social democracy and has worked for two successor organisations of the Ministry of Works.
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Andre de Groot, NZ Fabian Society