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![…]

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[…]

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