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"Yes We Can" Symposium31 May 2016, Wellington, The mission of The Deep South (Te Kōmata o Te Tonga) National Science
Challenge is to enable New Zealanders to adapt, manage risk, and thrive
in a changing climate. It is hosted by NIWA, and is a research collaboration between the following Crown
Research Institutes, universities and research providers: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute, Landcare Research, University of Otago, Antarctica New Zealand, GNS Science, Victoria University of Wellington.
The energy efficiency and renewable energy associations have
identified that a significant component of the Government’s climate
change targets agreed in Paris are achievable within this sector alone.
Businesses are also looking to what immediate opportunities they can
adopt to make them low carbon. Local government is seeking guidance on
how they can assist transition to being low carbon communities.
Engineers Without Borders NZ (EWBNZ) is a member-based not-for-profit organisation with the aim of creating systemic change through humanitarian engineering. It is an eclectic mix of professional engineers, students, and non-engineers, and is open to all new members and partners.
EWBNZ works to make a difference with
communities within New Zealand and in the South Pacific, and partners
with other EWBs internationally to achieve global impact.
Climate Voter is a non-partisan initiative powered by an alliance of New
Zealand organisations. It aims to empower climate concerned citizens to
use their vote in the September 2014 election to make a difference for
the good of present and future generations.
Generation Zero, a youth-led organisation, was founded with the central
purpose of creating a generation-wide movement of young Kiwis working
together to secure a safe and thriving zero carbon Aotearoa."We live on a biologically complex and exquisite planet, home to 7
billion people and a myriad of other unique life forms. We believe it
is our human responsibility to maintain the integrity of life support
systems and the natural processes which sustain and renew them." The International Campaign to ban Landmines works to universalize
and ensure full implementation of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, as well as
for greater action to tackle unexploded ordnance (UXO). It is represented in New Zealand by the NZ Campaign Against Landmines
"We are part of an international campaign to unite the
world around solutions to climate change. Here in New Zealand, we want
to inspire action across our local communities."
Signs of ChangeSigns
of Change was the title of a multi-venue video and audio conference
held on 15 and 16 November 2010. In accepting that 'Business as Usual'
will not ensure the sustainability of our social fabric and environment,
speakers in five venues around New Zealand contributed their
experiences in the implementation of planet-friendly technologies.
The Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC) is an
international network ofl non-governmental organizations
establishment in support of the international call to stop cluster munitions from harming civilians.
In 2003, Water for Survival joined with Oxfam New Zealand to form the
Oxfam Water for Survival Programme (OWfS). Since then, OWfS has
partnered with local organisations throughout Africa, Asia and the
Pacific to support access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene
education programmes for people in some of the world’s most vulnerable
Sustainable Energy Forum (SEF) is a group of individuals and corporate
organisations promoting information and supporting action which will
help move New Zealand towards a sustainable energy future.The Sustainability Society is a Learned Society established to foster
sustainability engineering. The Society provides training and fosters
dialogue on sustainability through workshops, seminars, forums and
international conferences. It takes a complex systems approach to
sustainability, recognising that human and natural systems are
increasingly interconnected and interdependent.
New Zealand climate and Health Council.OraTaiao: New Zealand Climate and Health Council comprises senior
doctors and other health professionals in Aotearoa/New Zealand concerned
about the effects of climate change on population health. We are part
of a worldwide movement of health professional authorities urgently
focusing on the health challenges of climate change.SGR is an independent UK-based membership organisation of about 1000
natural and social scientists, engineers, IT professionals and
architects. We promote science, design and technology that contribute to
peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability.
SGR's work is focused on four main issues: security and disarmament; climate change and energy, including nuclear power; who controls science and technology? and emerging technologies.
SGR is affiliated to the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES)