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The Age of Resilience - The Anthropocene Challenge

The Age of Resilience - The Anthropocene Challenge

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  • Tue 1 Sep ’15, 6:00pm – 7:30pm


Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts, Cnr Greers Rd and Memorial Ave, Burnside, Christchurch


All Ages

Ticket Information:

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

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?

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

Professor David Frame, Director, New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute (Victoria University of Wellington)
Professor Catherine Larrère, Professor of Philosophy (Sorbonne University, Paris), and President of the Foundation for Political Ecology
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”

Chaired by Kim Hill for Radio New Zealand

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