Tai Tokerau Climate Change Conference

21 May 2018

NorthTec and co-conveners, the Northland Regional Council, Northland District Health Board and Amokura Iwi Consortium, are hosting a Climate Change conference on 8 and 9 June. The Minister for Climate Change, the Honourable James Shaw, will open the conference following a pōwhiri.

The programme is based on Project Drawdown, which identifies more than 80 solutions to either sequester CO2 and CO2 equivalents, or reduce emissions. Day two of the conference workshops the solutions most relevant to Northland including sessions on food, regenerative agriculture, the Maori response to climate change, electricity, transport and project coordination.

Peter Bruce-Iri is excited about the potential of this conference. “The new NorthTec strategy calls for future-focused education. Climate change will be a major focus for the rest of the century and is relevant to most of our programmes.

“Our intention is to generate significant research and implementation projects from this conference that will have NorthTec at the centre of Tai Tokerau’s efforts to make the planet safer for our children and mokopuna. I am grateful for NorthTec’s help in making this project a reality and our other sponsors, Avoca, the Northland DHB and the NRC.”

Three NorthTec Business Management staff are presenting at the conference. For more information see the conference website https://northlandclimatechange.org/ or contact Peter on 021 683 145 or pbruce@northtec.ac.nz.

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