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 need your help to create a Better Future, now

Over the last weeks and months we have received lots of messages from many of you wanting to know how you can help achieve the Better Futures’ vision. So here is how! In the lead-up to the election, we want our vision for a better, more resilient Aotearoa New Zealand out there. We want toContinue reading “We need your help to create a Better Future, now”

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”

Govt must use recovery funds to help NZ transition to a low-emissions economy

The Government must use recovery funds to help New Zealand transition to a low-emissions and climate-resilient economy, says Lawyers for Climate Action NZ. The group, which has goals closely aligned with the Better Futures Forum, has written to the government urging them to make climate a key factor in decision-making. In its media release, theContinue reading “Govt must use recovery funds to help NZ transition to a low-emissions economy”

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!”

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!”