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The Age of Resilience - Climate in-justice?

The Age of Resilience - Climate in-justice?

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  • Thu 27 Aug ’15, 6:00pm – 7:30pm


The Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • RSNZ and AMI Members / Students with ID: $0.00

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.

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

Panel members

Pierre Ducret, special advisor for climate change at the public investment group Caisse des Dépôts, France
Sarah Meads, Development Consultant and former Advocacy Manager, Oxfam New Zealand
Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer, New Zealand Prime Minister (1989-90) and Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Centre for Public Law
Lucile Schmid, French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry and Deputy President of the think tank “La fabrique écologique”
Chaired by Kim Hill for Radio New Zealand

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