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Journalism – Call for Public Funding, Press Release

Journalism – Call for public funding Press Release from Wise Response Society Journalism – Call for public funding Press Release from Wise Response Society Journalism – Call for public funding Press Release from Wise Response Society PRESS RELEASE: Journalism should be about ascertaining truths. Ironically, the need to at least break-even financially, has resulted in …

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The Behavioural Crisis Driving Ecological Overshoot – Webinar

  SUMMARY We co-sponsored this webinar, which took place on November 29th. It is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/e5ukippu6ewye4ne2dy7n/The-Behavioural-Crisis-Driving-Ecological-Overshoot.mp4?rlkey=z94s63m1lfwltjij4ig3t0d2q&dl=0 Apologies for the poor sound quality. This webinar was presented by the following guests: Joseph J. Merz is the Co-founder of a number of organisations. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Merz Institute – a research …

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Energy Webinar

SUMMARY At a recent webinar, the New Zealand Labour Party Environment Sector was delighted to host our keynote speaker Associate Professor Simon Michaux – global expert and commentator on energy limits. Simon was joined by local energy heroes, Nathan Surendran – transition engineer and Solis Norton – Nuffield Scholar (energy in agriculture). At this link …

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Unlearning Economics”, on the Great Simplification

Wise Response recommends this website with a series of podcasts and episodes exploring themes around degrowth. The Great Simplification with Nate Hagens is a podcast that explores the systems science underpinning the human predicament. Conversation topics will span human behavior, monetary/economic systems, energy, ecology, geopolitics and the environment.  The goal of the show is to …

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Seminar: How can New Zealand respond to ecological overshoot?

How can New Zealand respond to ecological overshoot?A Panel Discussion organised by Wise ResponseWhen: 09:30 – 11:30 on 21 July 2023Where: Room GBLT 4, Victoria University of WellingtonPanelists: Maria Bargh, Alison Dewes, Barry Ridler, Peter Victor When: 09:30 – 11:30 on 21 July 2023 Zoom Address. all welcome: https://vuw.zoom.us/j/92250866363 Background:Earth is in overshoot. The cumulative …

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Wise Response Society Slams Climate Change Commission’s Growth Orientation

PRESS RELEASE: Wise Response Society Slams Climate Change Commission’s Growth Orientation New Zealand, June 26, 2023 – The Wise Response Society, a coalition of scientists, engineers, planners, artists, and sportspeople, has strongly criticized the Climate Change Commission (CCC) for its continued focus on growth despite the undeniable link between growth and increased emissions. In its …

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WR Petitions for a Public Enquiry into dangerous assumptions about Energy and Growth.

The Petition has been forwarded to NZ PM Chris Hipkins with a copy to all Labour and Green MPs, co-leaders of Maori Party, Christopher Luxon, David Seymour, Simon Upton, Kim Hill, Jim Mora, and heads of MBIE, MPI, MfE and Productivity Commission. We call on Government to arrange a public enquiry by the Parliamentary Commissioner …

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Financial regulator’s ‘frightening’ failure to define ethical investments

Breach of the State Services Commissioner’s Code for Standards of Integrity and Conduct Wise Response made two formal complaints about the breach of the State Services Commissioner’s code for Standards of Integrity and Conduct. The first deals with the Financial Markets Authority (FMA) unwillingness to amend their Disclosure framework for Integrated Financial Products. (In that …

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