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An appeal for economic transformation at President Biden’s Climate Summit

An appeal for economic transformation at President Biden’s Climate Summit, 22-23 April 2021. ‘President Biden and distinguished state leaders. ‘In his encyclical letter of 2015 – on care for our common home – Pope Francis exhorted: “Many things have to change course, but it is we human beings above all who need to change.” ‘He …

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WR Press Release: Growth Problem should be key issue for PM at Climate Summit

Wise Response Press Release 20 April 2021 WISE RESPONSE THINKS GROWTH PROBLEM IS THE ISSUE PM ARDERN SHOULD ADDRESS AT CLIMATE SUMMIT In meeting virtually with President Joe Biden and 39 other world leaders, PM Jacinda Ardern should press home the need to confront the current global economic model based on limitless growth.  ‘It has …

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WR Press Release: Bubble with Oz reveals the reality gap in tackling impacts of climate change

Wise Response press release 18 April 2021.  Full briefing to government attached. BUBBLE WITH OZ REVEALS THE REALITY GAP IN TACKLING IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Wise Response urges Government to create a Commission for the Future The travel bubble with Australia opens just as its Climate Council announces that keeping global temperatures under 1.5 degrees …

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Wise Response urges the Government to create a Commission for the Future

Quarterly Briefing – 2 Wise Response urges the Government to create a Commission for the Future. A Systems based approach to avoid piecemeal legislation. As the human enterprise has become ever larger, our planet’s ability to support and absorb it has diminished. There has become less and less room for error: at our present scale …

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Wise Response submission to the Climate Change Commission – March 2021

Wise Response has made a comprehensive submission to the Climate Change Commission. The submission is available as a PDF here. PRESS RELEASE 30 MARCH 2021 Wise Response advocates deep and wide-ranging actions. Climate Change Commission’s advice supported but ‘too narrow’. Wise Response recommends 24 essential actions in its advice to the Climate Change Commission.  ‘Business …

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WR Press Release: November Temperatures Above Average: Summer Heatwave Is Developing With Significant Impacts Likely

Media release: 6 December 2020 November temperatures above average: summer heatwave is developing with significant impacts likely The next New Zealand summer heatwave is developing, and the expected impacts are extremely likely to be intense according to Wise Response scientists. The team monitoring its progress have found that sub-surface sea temperature anomalies east of the …

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Open letter to NZ Minister of Finance re Monetary Policy, Government Debt And Bonds

Monetary Policy, Government Debt And Bonds Thursday, 21 May 2020, 10:22 amArticle: Dugald MacTavish Open letter to Hon Grant Robertson, Minister of Finance Parliament Buildings Wellington, 6160 20 May 2020 Cc Right Hon Jacinda Ardern Dear Minister Robertson First, let me express our Society’s deep appreciation of the overall manner in which your Government is …

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WR Press Release: Recent Climate Reports Underscore Genuine Emergency

The Wise Response Society is anxious the underlying message in a suite of recent reports about the evolving climate crisis is fully recognised and heeded. While the New Zealand Government has been making big efforts to address national climate risks, what these reports together do is reinforce the need for all sectors of the economy …

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