Economic recovery while cutting emissions is feasible – Climate Action Tracker

A new report shows that it’s economically feasible to recover from COVID-19 and cut emissions. This infographic shows some key actions detailed in the report. The report, entitled “A government roadmap for addressing the climate and post COVID-19 economic crises”, is produced by Climate Action Tracker, a consortium on independent scientists that tracks government climateContinue reading “Economic recovery while cutting emissions is feasible – Climate Action Tracker”

“Let’s make history together!”

By Jowan Nute, Cate Tipler and Lulu Cullen, School Strike 4 Climate On September 27th 2019, 170,000 New Zealanders took to our streets. The crowds flew their flags, chanted in unison and demanded climate justice. Together, we formed the largest protest in New Zealand’s history. Now, it’s time to use that passion for meaningful change.Continue reading ““Let’s make history together!””

Let the thinking begin!

We have had an amazing response to our call for experts and influencers to register for each of the working groups, which were: land & water transport building & housing infrastructure energy economy mātauranga Māori/Te Titiri We have also set up a group of “linkers” or “synthesisers”, who will create the links between groups andContinue reading “Let the thinking begin!”

BFF welcomes our next-generation leaders into the fold

We are really pleased to announce that Better Futures Forum is joining forces with School Strike 4 Climate. Representatives from SS4C will be joining our working groups and core group, ensuring that, as a forum, we will also reflect the voice of our next-generation leaders. And in case you think that these are just aContinue reading “BFF welcomes our next-generation leaders into the fold”

So, what’s next?

This post is just to let you know that today we have been in touch with everyone who indicated they would like to contribute to the Forum’s work, setting out next steps. We had so many enthusiastic responses that it is quite possible that we missed one or two of you (if so, we areContinue reading “So, what’s next?”

Thank you all for your amazing response – we will be in touch soon

Well, to say the response to Better Future Forum’s launch yesterday has been overwhelming feels like a bit of an understatement … it has exceeded all our expectations! Our inbox has been flooded with you all subscribing to the website and wanting to be involved. Thank you all for your support, and your willingness toContinue reading “Thank you all for your amazing response – we will be in touch soon”

Wow, what a response!

Since launching the website this morning, we have been inundated with subscribers and messages expressing support of the initiative or a desire to be involved. We look forward to getting in touch with all of you, but it may take a few days. Meantime please stay updated via the website. (If you haven’t already, youContinue reading “Wow, what a response!”

We are nearly there!

We are so excited to be launching the Better Futures Forum website. The Covid-19 crisis and the opportunity it presents is a reawakening, so it seems appropriate that we are launching the website on Easter weekend, which celebrates rebirth and resurrection in the Christian tradition. So please take a look around and hit the subscribeContinue reading “We are nearly there!”

Do you want to be part of creating a “New New Zealand”?

Do you have expertise in the areas of focus set out on our Mission page? Do you want to be part of shaping a new New Zealand, by connected with experts and thought leaders from other sectors, creating joined-up thinking, and contributing your ideas and energy to produce a ground-swell among New Zealanders for change?Continue reading “Do you want to be part of creating a “New New Zealand”?”

A New New Zealand

by Dr Mike Joy This article was originally published on Pure Advantage. It is clear to ecologists and many others that the COVID-19 pandemic is not a one off ‘bolt from the blue’. Rather, it is a symptom of our over-exploitation of the life-supporting capacity of the planet. It is a warning sign of ourContinue reading “A New New Zealand”