Climate Safe Housing can help New Zealand’s affordable housing shortage

Climate Safe Housing can help New Zealand’s affordable housing shortage

We’ve got to be a lot smarter in our new builds, not only for affordable ‘Kiwi Build’, but also for climate safe housing.  In this RNZ interview Auckland housing strategist Leonie Freeman identifies the need to break down silos, build collaboration so the “whole sector group can work together to sort out […] blockages”.  ThisRead more about Climate Safe Housing can help New Zealand’s affordable housing shortage[…]

Climate change: what to do?

Climate change: what to do?

As our Dunedin City Council considers what projects to prioritise over the next 10 years during Long Term Plan deliberations it is useful to consider what we can do.  Climate change is here and we have entered the Long Emergency.  Already we can participate and co-create a more resilient local electricity network (www.ben.p2power.co.nz) for Dunedin’s Northern Districts,Read more about Climate change: what to do?[…]

Facing up to the future

Facing up to the future

In this article (https://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/magazine/facing-future-0) Emeritus Professor Colin Campbell-Hunt from the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago examines the Dunedin situation in regard to climate change adaptation. We are of course pleased that our workshops were used as an example of how we can all be involved in contributing to solutions. We do indeedRead more about Facing up to the future[…]

Talking adaptation

Talking adaptation

This year might just be the year we get serious about climate change. In this podcast, (from left) Chris Cameron – Researcher and Scientist at Bodeker Scientific, Andrew Tait – Principal Scientist at NIWA, and Dave Cull, President of Local Government NZ and Mayor of Dunedin, join host Scott Willis of Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust on OurRead more about Talking adaptation[…]

The hard conversations, the difficult decisions…

The hard conversations, the difficult decisions…

Climate change and associated sea level rise is going to challenge us with some very difficult decisions.  “We have to decide which areas we are going to protect, and which areas we’re going to have to retreat from,” said Dr Jim Salinger in an interview on “the Project” recently. This fraught choice (protect/retreat) was aRead more about The hard conversations, the difficult decisions…[…]

Climate change affecting us now

Climate change affecting us now

Last week, raw sewerage mingled with floodwater in Surrey Street, South Dunedin after the storm water system was overwhelmed for the second time in three years.  We are now living the predicted consequences of a warming planet, and such extreme events make the already vulnerable more vulnerable.  It is timely therefore to do a fullRead more about Climate change affecting us now[…]

Public Meeting tonight!

Public Meeting tonight!

7.30pm TONIGHT! Sponsored by groups working on climate action together (Wise Response, Our Climate Declaration, Forest & Bird, Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust, Sustainable Dunedin City), this public meeting on Climate Change Issues (From Bonn COP23 and beyond) will hear from the Honorable James Shaw Minister for Climate Change, President of Local Government NZ and MayorRead more about Public Meeting tonight![…]

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