Climate Change and Intergenerational Equity

Institute of Public Administration New Zealand, IPANZ
Publication date:
29 May 2019, 5:30pm - 29 May 2019, 7:30pm
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Deloitte, level 18, Deloitte Centre, 80 Queen Street, Auckland
Isobel Bruun-Kiaer and Freya Schaumkel

IPANZ New Professionals

Climate change is one of the most significant challenges facing Aotearoa today. Across the country young people have demonstrated how important this issue is to them. With our towns, cities and communities at the forefront of taking climate action, how can we ensure that intergenerational equity is foundational to achieving this?

Isobel Bruun-Kiaer and Freya Schaumkel from the Chief Sustainability Office, Auckland Council will discuss approaches being used within local government which aim to ensure that intergenerational equity becomes central to making decisions on climate change. In particular:

  • How can we better understand the pressing climate issues facing rangatahi Māori and other young people today?
  • How can we use indigenous knowledge to shape the responses to climate challenges for Aotearoa?
  • How can we ensure that our young people are given strong platforms to share their whakaaro and to inform regional climate action planning?

Are there lessons that we can draw from Auckland Council’s experience to ensure that intergenerational equity is factored into other policy outcomes?

Last updated: 2019-05-09