Climate Futures: Pathways for Society
The issues that future climate change raise for society go far beyond the underlying physical sciences and lead to basic questions about how society should respond to likely climate change futures. Dealing with the effects of changes in our climate, and with ways of limiting those changes, will require increasing collaboration between different sectors of society, both locally and globally. It also raises the need for new ways of addressing the likely consequences in the next decade, as well as those for future generations. Our response to climate change now requires a clearer social perspective to encourage effective contributions from both scientists and policymakers. These can then be the basis for changes broadly acknowledged and accepted by our society through generally agreed pathways.
The NZCCRI invites you to a Forum to discuss these pathways for addressing the climate change challenge and by so doing initiate this conversation with groups in society. The Forum will be policy relevant and interdisciplinary and designed to bring wider groups in society into an ongoing dialogue.
The two day Forum will cover four half day themes
- Climate Change and society's challenge
- Communication between the science community and society
- Human behaviour and the capacity to change
- Towards durable decision-making
To open the discussion further to a wider audience a café session for the wider public will be held on the evening of Day 1 chaired by Ian Wedde (6.00 - 7.30 pm) and the following morning a breakfast session of business participants will be hosted by Chris Laidlaw (7.00 - 8.30am).
There will also be an ice breaker the evening before Day 1 of the Forum with registration at Mac's Brewery.
Further information including registration can be found at the Forums dedicated website here.