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http://www.yeswecan.nz/    "Yes We Can" Symposium
31 May 2016,  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.



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.


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

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."

"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 Change

Signs 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 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.

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 New Zealand it is represented by the Aotearoa New Zealand Cluster Munition Coalition
 


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 regions.



The 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.


   Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ)

IPENZ is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by the creative application of engineering and technology.


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)


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