The Symposium will be held in Wellington on Friday, 26/02/2021, 9:00 am and will create the opportunity for a variety of voices in local government to present on and discuss decision making in times of uncertainty
This FREE Symposium is opportunity for local government people, researchers and industry professionals to discuss how local government is responding to climate change. The discussion will also cover gaps in current regulations as well as impending reform in climate change policy.
The programme includes sessions on:
* Climate change adaptation and local government
* Land Information Memoranda (LIM) developments
* Gaps in adaptation (a panel discussion)
* Māori approaches to climate change adaptation
* Young perspectives and how the new generation of local government representatives are approaching climate change
* Drought preparedness, flood mapping and access to river data
* Resource Management Act limitations including case law and reform developments.
* Belinda Storey, Managing Director, Climate Sigma
* Catherine Iorns, Professor of Law at Victoria University of Wellington
* James Hughes, Climate and Resilience Specialist, Tonkin and Taylor
* Kate Turner, Climate change knowledge broker with the Deep South Challenge
* Ramon Strong, Group Manager River Management, Horizons Regional Council, deputy convenor for the River Managers Special Interest Group; member of the NZSOLD management committee
* Ryan Paulik, Hazard Analyst, NIWA
* Sandy Morrison, Waikato University and Vision Mātauranga programme lead with the Deep South Challenge
* Sophie Handford, Raumati Ward Councillor at Kāpiti Coast District Council
LGNZ is encouraging in-person attendance, and Zoom will not be available for this symposium.
An agenda will be provided close to the date