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Scott Willis
Scott Willis2 days ago
"Manufactured outrage". Should we prioritise people like the Wiggles so that we are "entirely excluded from the most important climate conference in more than half a decade"?
Scott Willis
Scott Willis2 days ago
Since global climate action is what is required to rapidly reduce emissions it makes sense to learn about the EU Green Deal and what that might mean - for our agricultural sector particularly. From He Kaupapa Hononga: Otago’s Climate Change Research Network, "[This] public speech on Delivering the EU Green Deal will be held both in person and via zoom TODAY Wednesday 22nd September 6pm.

Our speaker, Caroline Lambert, is Head of Trade for the Delegation of the European Union to Aotearoa/New Zealand and leads climate, energy and other “Green Deal” aspects of diplomacy.

You can attend either in person (Archway 2 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin) Or via Zoom,

https://otago.zoom.us/j/95100236255

Passcode: green



RSVP via this link: https://otago.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_brUzpyTKx38YfhY
Scott Willis
Scott Willis2 days ago
The Climate Action Tracker puts Aotearoa-New Zealand's overall rating on climate action as "Highly Insufficient". So much time is being wasted. Thanks to Julie Anne Genter MP for making it clear just how critical it is for urgent, ambitious action.

We have all the tools in the toolbox. Its time to use them. #CleanEnergyPlan #TransportForTheFuture #FarmingForTheFuture #HomesForAll #ThrivingOceansPlan #PovertyActionPlan
Scott Willis
Scott Willis4 days ago
"The Ardern Government has two months to prove to New Zealanders and the world that it's serious about climate change". We can't afford any more backsliding. "The climate crisis is escalating rapidly. Scientists prove it. We see it." #ClimateActionNow
Scott Willis
Scott Willis4 days ago
Ensuring climate justice as we work to create an equitable, innovative and resilient Aotearoa-New Zealand, fitting within planetary limits means popping the myth of economic growth.

It means recognising our place within nature and working to repair waterways, retain and restore biodiversity, and respect Papatūānuku. It means changing what we have, what we think and what we do, so that our tamariki and our mokopuna can thrive in a rich and varied world. "It’s time to harness the power of the wind, the flow of the river, the golden sun and the power of the earth." #ClimateSolutions #ClimateJustice #JustTransition
Scott Willis
Scott Willis6 days ago
About time! Decarbonising Ōtepoti-Dunedin means all our mobility must be zero emission or emissions off-set by 2030, which means a massive investment in bums on seats that are public transport powered by renewable electricity. Personally I want more than a trial. I want a committment to transforming our public transport to electric, to working with Aurora on a charging network for public and active transport, and to fully decarbonising mobility. Accessible, affordable, attractive public transport is critical. #FutureOfTransport.