BRANZ offers partnership in the Climate Safe House project

BRANZ offers partnership in the Climate Safe House project

BRCT is excited to announce that BRANZ has come on board to support the Climate Safe House project.  BRANZ Senior Social Scientist, Dr Casimir MacGregor, noted that the “Climate Safe House project provides an innovative and timely way to communicate building and climate science to the public through the co-creation of research that explores and providesRead more about BRANZ offers partnership in the Climate Safe House project[…]

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?[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Climate Safe House – what’s that exactly?

Climate Safe House – what’s that exactly?

Back in February, Scott was interviewed about the ClimateSafeHouse project by Marvin Hubbard on Otago Access Radio and talked about the idea behind it, what’s happening at the moment, and the plan for the future. It’s a worthwhile listen – it can be downloaded so you can listen to it wherever and whenever you feelRead more about Climate Safe House – what’s that exactly?[…]

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