The Age of Resilience [fr]


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As momentum builds towards an international climate change agreement at the UN COP 21 conference in Paris, the Royal Society, the Embassy of France and Radio New Zealand have invited New Zealand and French experts to discuss humanity’s capacity to adapt, become resilient and address the greatest challenge posed to human existence.

The Age of Resilience

Entitled “The Age of Resilience”, three public panel discussions will be held, in Auckland (26 August), Wellington (27 August) and Christchurch (1 September) around the theme of climate change and society.
Chaired by Kim Hill, the panels will focus on humanity’s long term capacity to adapt, become resilient and address one of the greatest challenges posed by our time to human existence and planet sustainability in three areas: societies, economies and justice.
Our specialists ranging from climate investments experts and think tanks Fellows to energy specialists and lawyers will confront their views on a series of topics:
-  An Economic Conundrum – Auckland, 26 August
-  Climate in-justice? – Wellington, 27 August
-  The Anthropocene Challenge – Christchurch, 1 September.

All three talks are open to the public. For more information or to book a ticket, please visit: www.royalsociety.org.nz/resilience.
General admission $10, RSNZ/Students free
The talks will be recorded by Radio New Zealand for broadcast as part of the Talking Heads series.

The panel discussions were made possible thanks to the generous support of the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute, the Institut Francais, New Zealand European Union Centres Network and the European Delegation in New Zealand.

An Economic Conundrum

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6pm Wednesday 26 August
AUCKLAND | Events Centre, Auckland Museum, The Domain, Parnell

Economic production systems and consumption patterns are both the problem and the solution to climate change. A resilient economy is not just about reducing our ecological footprint through producing and consuming less – economics can be used to drive change: aligning incentives, sparking innovation and encouraging transformation throughout the production/consumption chain. Human-kind has irrevocably altered the planet’s natural systems – can we use that same human power to unleash true “Green Growth” and achieve a high and sustainable level of human well-being? Panel members include Pierre Ducret, Dr Suzi Kerr, Professor Catherine Larrère and Fraser Whinerary.
View Economic conundrum flyer.
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Climate in-justice?

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6pm Thursday 27 August
WELLINGTON | Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place

The age of the anthropocene has heralded inequity concerns both within and between nations. What is the tradeoff between development and high emissions? Who is responsible for the environmental disasters in impoverished countries caused by climate change? Should developing nations be expected to leap frog traditional growth to be green economies and who should help them? For many experts, the way out of this gridlock involves proposing new models of climate justice. Panel members include Pierre Ducret, Sarah Meads, Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Lucile Schmid.
View Climate in-justice flyer.
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The Anthropocene challenge

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6pm Tuesday 1 September
CHRISTCHURCH | Jack Mann Auditorium, College of Education Campus, Solway Avenue, University of Canterbury

Experts argue that we are living in the age of the Anthropocene – the epoch when humanity has irrevocably altered the planet. Predictions of climate change impacts are dire – mass extinction of species, acidic oceans and extreme weather events. But can we turn our influence around and steer our global impact in a new direction towards a more sustainable future? Panel members include Professor David Frame, Professor Catherine Larrère, Dame Anne Salmond and Lucile Schmid.
View Anthropocene challenge flyer.
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About the Panel members

Pierre Ducret, special advisor for climate change at the public investment group Caisse des Dépôts, France
Professor David Frame, Director, New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute (Victoria University of Wellington)
Dr Suzi Kerr, Senior Fellow at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and adjunct Professor at Victoria University of Wellington
Professor Catherine Larrère, Professor of Philosophy (Sorbonne University, Paris), and President of the Foundation for Political Ecology
Sarah Meads, Development Consultant and former Advocacy Manager, Oxfam New Zealand
Dame Anne Salmond, Distinguished Professor of Māori Studies and Anthropology (University of Auckland) and 2013 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year
Lucile Schmid, French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry and Deputy President of the think tank “La fabrique écologique”
Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer, New Zealand Prime Minister (1989-90) and Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Centre for Public Law
Fraser Whineray, Chief Executive, Mighty River Power

Listen online

Did you miss the three public panel discussions? Listen to the broadcasts of the discussions on Radio NZ HERE.

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Dernière modification : 16/12/2015

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