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![…]

Planning for climate change

Planning for climate change

Many coastal settlements outside of the main urban areas have become permanent residential areas, no longer simply collections of idiosyncratic wee baches at the water’s edge only inhabited in summer. Over time infrastructure like roads, electricity and sewerage has further developed to service them. And much of the settlement of Waitati, for example, is situatedRead more about Planning for climate change[…]

Is your house making you sick?

Is your house making you sick?

 In a recent paper the Royal Australasian College of Physicians called on politicians to improve unhealthy housing in New Zealand. The college’s New Zealand president, Auckland cardiologist Jonathan Christiansen, said doctors were treating patients who are struggling with preventable illnesses every day.”Cold, old, damp and mouldy houses directly links to poor health through respiratory illnesses, andRead more about Is your house making you sick?[…]

In the flood zone: Towards making progress

In the flood zone: Towards making progress

For the past three months two third year Otago university students, studying sociology, have been helping us with our research for our ClimateSafeHouse project. Will and Rachael have been learning about how to gauge the public’s perception of climate change through interviews and surveys and how to help enable community based adaptation to climate change.Read more about In the flood zone: Towards making progress[…]

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