Wise Response have been working with a number of other NGO’s to develop a joint ‘Position Paper’ on climate change issues to a ‘preliminary proposal’ stage. We have been running a discussion on Loomio (a platform for a collaborative process to achieve a consensus-based decision), to canvass the views of the 18 environmental NGOs we had at a workshop we ran in Wellington last January, as well as any like-minded organisations. Phase One of this exercise is now complete and available on a dedicated website: http://www.climateconsensus.nz/
We are canvassing both comments and support for this proposal up until October 24 from which we will prepare a proposed final statement and further discuss this at a meeting in Wellington on November 14, when the group of representative environmental NGO’s and like-minded organisations will finalise the statement. The statement will be used to provide a strong sustainable voice for sustainable social and environmental outcomes in any government policy development and could be submitted to the Government as a representative position statement for the all of the signatory organisations and individuals.
You support for this procedure would be welcomed and I would appreciate any responses and/or comments you may have at this time.
Regards, Sir Alan Mark and Dugald MacTavish (for Wise Response)