We need to act now for a Better Future

With the election in sight, we are making a call to action. The Better Futures Forum manifesto sets out how we must act immediately to transition to a climate-neutral, zero waste economy, in which our land, water and oceans are protected and restored. We must create an equitable society that prioritises wellbeing over monetary wealth.Continue reading “We need to act now for a Better Future”

We are setting up a BFF Christchurch Hub!

Great news! With Glen’s move to The Mainland next month, we thought it would be a great opportunity to set up a BFF ‘hub’ in Christchurch. We are aware that a number of our members and supporters are from Christchurch. If you would like to connect up with other Canterbury-based BFFs, please get in touchContinue reading “We are setting up a BFF Christchurch Hub!”

Yes, stuff has been happening and … oops!

Well, the working groups have been hard at work over the last several weeks and are reaching a big milestone with their reports (on economy, land & water, energy, transport, building & housing and infrastructure) this week. Next week, we will start working together to bring this work into one integrated report. And it willContinue reading “Yes, stuff has been happening and … oops!”

New Zealand in one year’s time

An alternative vision – by Dr Mike Joy Now that we have reached May 2021, it is easy to see that Covid-19 was our wake-up call. People of all nations took note that it was only the countries who trusted independent science whose lives and economies were saved. So what else had independent science been tellingContinue reading “New Zealand in one year’s time”

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”