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Workshop – Are there biophysical limits to growth?

You are invited to join an important public workshop hosted by the School of Government: Are there biophysical limits to growth? If so, how should public policy respond? Economic growth has become culturally, politically and institutionally engrained at a global scale.  Is that sustainable? Four international experts: Associate Professor Simon Michaux (Geology) Professor Steve Keen …

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The impacts of climate change on New Zealand – Bruce Anderson

Article first published in “Fightback”, March 2020 (by Bruce Anderson) Bruce Anderson is an ex-public servant who spent much of his working career at the Audit Office, but also had stints at KPMG, the Reserve Bank, State Services Commissions, and 6 years as CEO of the Leadership Development Centre.  Over the last decade he has …

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Intergenerational Open Letter for Climate Action Now

To: The NZ Government Intergenerational Open Letter for Climate Action Now JS Campaign created by Jim Salinger Join these New Zealand’s Intergenerational Climate Ambassadors, aged from 13 to 88, to call on the Government for a climate reset now. We are all a group representing all generations including the Solid Generation (pre 1946), Baby Boomers, …

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Should I ditch my fossil-fueled car?

Should I ditch my fossil-fueled car? Yes. Reducing the number of cars in your household, or switching from petrol/diesel to electric, will dramatically reduce your greenhouse gas emissions. It’s one of the easiest and highest-impact climate steps you can take. New Zealand is being flooded with cars The New Zealand vehicle fleet is increasing rapidly. …

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