More unseasonal weather adds urgency to adaptation plans

More unseasonal weather adds urgency to adaptation plans

As in many parts of New Zealand, much of the residential area of Waitati is build on alluvial flood plain, built up over time by repeated flooding.  Last week again saw heavy rain and localised flooding in our communities.  With increased intensity of rainfall events and increased frequency, the river channel will change and moreRead more about More unseasonal weather adds urgency to adaptation plans[…]

Launch of “Our City, Our Climate” report

Launch of “Our City, Our Climate” report

The launch in Waitati of the BRCT report “Our City, Our Climate” on Wednesday the 21st of November was an important step towards increasing community resilience and a significant milestone in our adaptation work. Talks by president of LG New Zealand and Mayor of #Dunedin Dave Cull, special guests Neville Peat, award winning author andRead more about Launch of “Our City, Our Climate” report[…]

New Dunedin district plan takes steps towards climate adaptation

New Dunedin district plan takes steps towards climate adaptation

After years of discussion and development Dunedin’s Second Generation District Plan (#2GP) was released today.  The 2GP will impact the shape of our city and our community and it will affect how we do things for years to come.  Early reports, including this one on Radio NZ, suggest that decision makers have understood the need toRead more about New Dunedin district plan takes steps towards climate adaptation[…]

The personal side of climate safe housing

The personal side of climate safe housing

The Climate Safe House project is about adaptation, resilience, and community.  We have all seen the reports of rising sea levels and increased intensity and frequency of adverse events.   This short video on the climate safe house project, produced by local filmmaker Sue Marshall and funded by BRCT, reminds us of the people behind theRead more about The personal side of climate safe housing[…]

Harnessing passion for greater good

Harnessing passion for greater good

Like all communities, Blueskin Bay has a diverse range of opinions and interests. That diversity makes our place rich. We’re wealthy in terms of social engagement and participation in #climateaction. But can we harness that passion to push harder, to make a bigger difference, to take informed action? At the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust we’reRead more about Harnessing passion for greater good[…]

Top line Formance building technology for Climate Safe House project

Top line Formance building technology for Climate Safe House project

Christchurch based Formance limited has joined the Climate Safe House project and will supply the SIPS panels to be used in construction. The Formance Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPS) is the New Zealand certified version of the popular SIP from North America, with very high insulation value and able to be rapidly constructed, while allowingRead more about Top line Formance building technology for Climate Safe House project[…]

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