The Climate Change and Local Government Forum is an exciting event featuring New Zealand experts. This event provides an opportunity to hear from people facing the same issues and challenges as you, and provides an excellent opportunity to network with others in the local government sector.

  • 27 Jun 2019-28 Jun 2019
  • 9:00 AM-5:30 PM
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  • Christchurch City Council Central Library, (corner of Gloucester and Colombo Street) 60 Cathedral Square, 8011, New Zealand
  • 890.00 (plus GST) Members
  • 1,010.00 (plus GST) Non Members
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About this event

The Programme

Please note day 2 will finish at 3pm.

Climate change is the ‘nuclear free’ issue of our age and Local Government is at the leading edge of responding to climate change. SOLGM is hosting the Climate Change and Local Government Forum on 27/28 June in Christchurch. Don’t miss out on this important opportunity to hear from the leading practice experts on climate change and to network with your colleagues. Climate change will continue to impact on everything we do. Make sure you can do your best to respond to the challenges of climate change in your community by attending this Forum.

Day 1 - Thursday 27th June 2019

9.00am Registration
Arrival Tea / Coffee - networking

9.30am Mihi Whakatau
Te-Kaharoa Manihera, Senior Advisor Ngāi Tahu & Māori Relationships, Christchurch City Council
Brendan Anstiss, GM Strategy and Transformation, Christchurch City Council

9.50am Introduction
Dr Sue Bidrose, Vice President of SOLGM and Chief Executive, Dunedin City Council

09.55am Opening address: Opportunities and Challenges in Climate Change
Honourable James Shaw, Minister of Climate Change

Priorities for the Climate Change Portfolio and how central and local government might work together in the field of climate change adaptation. [This will now be a pre-recorded video]

10.25am Climate Change: The Cascade Effect
Judy Lawrence, Senior Research Fellow, Climate Change Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington
Cascading impacts and implications for Aotearoa New Zealand.


11.00am Morning Tea

11.20am Panel Discussion: Addressing the impacts of Climate Change

Panel: Moderated by MC

  1. John Mauro, Chief Sustainability Officer, Auckland Council
  2. Chris Brankin, Policy Advisor, Strategy & Influence, Ngāi Tahu
  3. Dr Janet Stephenson, Director, Research Associate Professor, University of Otago
  4. Associate Professor Bronwyn Hayward, Department of Political Science, University of Canterbury and coordinating lead author for cities chapter of IPCC assessment round 6

12.05pm The potential effects on drinking water supplies from droughts
Wageed Kamish, Senior Water Resources Engineer, Tonkin Taylor

12.35pm February's, Floods, Fires and Droughts
Richard Kirby, Fire Event Group Recovery Manager & Engineering Services Manager, Tasman District Council

1.15pm Lunch


2.00pm Local impacts on Climate Change - What's going on in your communities?
Report back - MC Led

3.00pm Local Government Infrastructure exposed to sea level rise
Grace Hall, Senior Policy Advisor, LGNZ
LGNZ discuss their findings and research.

3.30pm Afternoon Tea

3.45pm
Climate Change and its impact on Māori
Sandy Morrison, Vision Matauranga Programme Leader
Deep South Challenge Vision Matauranga Programme

Chris Brankin, Policy Advisor, Strategy & Influence and Rata Pryor Rodgers, Policy Advisor, Strategy & Influence Ngāi Tahu
Ngāi Tahu Climate Change Strategy

5.20pm Summing up the day
Dr Sue Bidrose, Vice President of SOLGM and Chief Executive, Dunedin City Council

5.25pm A word from our drinks sponsor The Deep South

5.30pm Drinks
The Crowne Plaza Hotel, 764 Colombo St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch

6.30pm Finish

Day 2 - Friday 28th June 2019


9.00am Introduction
Phil Wilson, President of SOLGM and Director of Governance, Auckland Council

9.10am Adaptive Pathways for Coastal Risk Reduction Strategies

Judy Lawrence, Senior Research Fellow, Climate Change Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington
Chris Dolley, Group Manager, Assets, Hawkes Bay Regional Council

9.55am Who Pays? Liability for climate adaption measures?
Catherine Iorns, Reader in Law, Victoria University of Wellington

10.40am Morning Tea


11.00am How can communities and councils get more involved with The Deep South
Waverley Jones, Partnerships Director, The Deep South National Science Challenge

11.30am Climate Change and your LTP
Facilitated Discussion, Kristin Aitken, Local Government, Office of the Auditor General and Brandy Griffin, Senior Policy Analyst, Kapiti Coast District Council

  • What have you learnt?
  • What did you have to leave out?
  • Where will you go from here?

12.30pm Lunch

1.15pm
Climate Change Risk Assessment and Adaptation in Practice
Craig Clifton - ANZ Resilience and Climate Change Lead, Jacobs
Tools and examples of assessing climate risk and adaptive strategies from NZ and the Pacific

1.45pm Venture Southland "Carbon neutral Advantage"
Isabel Huther, Project Manager, Venture Southland and Steve Canny, Group Manager, Business and Strategic Projects
Southland’s approach to creating a low-emission economy and environment

2.25pm Update from the Interim Climate Change Committee

David Prentice, Chair, Interim Climate Change Committee


2.50pm Summing up the day
Phil Wilson, President of SOLGM and Director of Governance, Auckland Council

3.00pm Finish






Presenters

Janet Stephenson
Director of the Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago Read Profile
Bronwyn Hayward
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science Read Profile
Catherine Iorns
Reader in Law, Victoria University of Wellington Read Profile
Phil Wilson
Governance Director, Auckland Council Read Profile
Dr Sue Bidrose
Chief Executive, Dunedin City Council Read Profile
Grace Hall
Senior Policy Advisor, LGNZ Read Profile
John Mauro
Chief Sustainability Officer, Auckland Council Read Profile
Kristin Aitken
Sector Manager, Office of the Auditor General Read Profile
Isabel Huther
Project Manager, Venture Southland Read Profile
Steve Canny
GM Business & Strategic Projects, Venture Southland Read Profile
Richard Kirby
Engineering Services Manager, Tasman District Council Read Profile
Wageed Kamish
Senior Water Resources Engineer, Tonkin + Taylor Read Profile
Chris Dolley
Asset Management Group Manager, Hawke's Bay Regional Council Read Profile
Christopher Brankin
Strategy & Influence Team, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Read Profile
Rata Rodgers
Policy Advisor, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Read Profile
Dr David Prentice
Chair, Interim Climate Change Committee Read Profile
Brandy Griffin
Senior Policy Analyst, Kapiti Coast District Council Read Profile
Dr Judy Lawrence
Senior Research Fellow, Victoria University of Wellington Read Profile
Sandy Morrison
Project Leader, Deep South Challenge Read Profile
Waverley Jones
Partnership Director, Deep South Science Challenge Read Profile