BWB Talks: Climate Crisis and Revolution

12:04 pm
12:05 pm
City Gallery Wellington
Te Ngākau Civic Square

Climate crisis is upon us. By choice or necessity, New Zealand will transition to a low-emissions future. But can this revolution be careful? Can it be attentive to the disruptions it inevitably creates? Or will carefulness simply delay and dilute the changes that future people require of us? Join authors of the latest addition to the BWB Texts series, A Careful Revolution, to explore the politics and practicalities of the low-emissions transition, touching on issues of justice, tikanga, trade-offs, finance, futurism, adaptation, and more. Monday 22 July, 6.00–7.00 pm (doors open 5.45 pm) City Gallery Wellington All welcome, no RSVP necessary. Please note: due to maintenance at the City Gallery, entrance to the event will be via the Harris St (back)door to the City Gallery. Unfortunately, this entrance is not wheelchair accessible. Speakers: Thomas Coughlan (chair), David Hall, Amelia Sharman, Dave Frame and Sylvia Nissen David Hall is Senior Researcher at The Policy Observatory, Auckland University of Technology. Amelia Sharman is Principal Advisor at the New Zealand Productivity Commission. Dave Frame is Director and Professor of Climate Change at the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute, Victoria University Wellington. Sylvia Nissen is Lecturer in Environmental Policy at Lincoln University. This event is co-hosted by the City Gallery of Wellington. BWB gratefully acknowledges the support of Creative New Zealand.