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TSS Webinar 2020 - Taking a Different Approach to How Engineers Shape a Low Carbon Future
The Sustainability Society, Engineers for Social Responsibility and the Global Association for Transition Engineering hosted a webinar panel event exploring the transition engineering movement. Transition Engineering uses a system perspective to strategically plan changes to today’s engineered systems that dramatically reduce fossil energy requirements towards the adaptation required to realise global warming mitigation targets. This video is from that recent webinar at which some of the issues were introduced in advance of the seminar scheduled for November 2020.
Greater Auckland (formerly known as Transport Blog) was established in 2015 to provide commentary and encourage intelligent debate about transport and urban form issues, with a particular focus on Auckland. We want to make our city a better place for everyone.
Our Climate Declaration
This is a Declaration of our commitment to a different kind of future - a future based on respect, democracy and fairness which takes care of people and of Nature, a future we create by acting together, a future where our climate is protected. We can create this future by opposing the damaging things that are happening, and inventing, creating and supporting the positive alternatives.
"Yes We Can" Symposium
The energy efficiency and renewable energy associations have identified that a significant component of the Government’s climate change targets agreed in Paris are achievable within this sector alone. Businesses are also looking to what immediate opportunities they can adopt to make them low carbon. Local government is seeking guidance on how they can assist transition to being low carbon communities.
The Deep South National Science Challenge
The mission of The Deep South (Te Kōmata o Te Tonga) National Science Challenge is to enable New Zealanders to adapt, manage risk, and thrive in a changing climate. It is hosted by NIWA, and is a research collaboration between the following Crown Research Institutes, universities and research providers: National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute, Landcare Research, University of Otago, Antarctica New Zealand, GNS Science, Victoria University of Wellington.
Engineers Without Borders New Zealand
Engineers Without Borders NZ (EWBNZ) is a member-based not-for-profit organisation with the aim of creating systemic change through humanitarian engineering. It is an eclectic mix of professional engineers, students, and non-engineers, and is open to all new members and partners. EWBNZ works to make a difference with communities within New Zealand and in the South Pacific, and partners with other EWBs internationally to achieve global impact.
Generation Zero, a youth-led organisation, was founded with the central purpose of creating a generation-wide movement of young Kiwis working together to secure a safe and thriving zero carbon Aotearoa.
"We live on a biologically complex and exquisite planet, home to 7 billion people and a myriad of other unique life forms. We believe it is our human responsibility to maintain the integrity of life support systems and the natural processes which sustain and renew them."
"We are part of an international campaign to unite the world around solutions to climate change. Here in New Zealand, we want to inspire action across our local communities."
Signs Of Change
Signs of Change was the title of a multi-venue video and audio conference held on 15 and 16 November 2010. In accepting that 'Business as Usual' will not ensure the sustainability of our social fabric and environment, speakers in five venues around New Zealand contributed their experiences in the implementation of planet-friendly technologies.
International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL)
The International Campaign to ban Landmines works to universalize and ensure full implementation of the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, as well as for greater action to tackle unexploded ordnance (UXO). It is represented in New Zealand by the New Zealand Campaign Against Landmines.
Oxfam Water For Survival
In 2003, Water for Survival joined with Oxfam New Zealand to form the Oxfam Water for Survival Programme (OWfS). Since then, OWfS has partnered with local organisations throughout Africa, Asia and the Pacific to support access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education programmes for people in some of the world’s most vulnerable regions.
Sustainable Energy Forum Inc (SEF)
The Sustainable Energy Forum (SEF) is a group of individuals and corporate organisations promoting information and supporting action which will help move New Zealand towards a sustainable energy future.
Engineering New Zealand
Engineering New Zealand is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life by the creative application of engineering and technology.
The Sustainability Society
The Sustainability Society is a Learned Society established to foster sustainability engineering. The Society provides training and fosters dialogue on sustainability through workshops, seminars, forums and international conferences. It takes a complex systems approach to sustainability, recognising that human and natural systems are increasingly interconnected and interdependent.
OraTaiao: New Zealand Climate and Health Council
OraTaiao: New Zealand Climate and Health Council comprises senior doctors and other health professionals in Aotearoa/New Zealand concerned about the effects of climate change on population health. We are part of a worldwide movement of health professional authorities urgently focusing on the health challenges of climate change.
Scientists for Global Responsibility
SGR is an independent UK-based membership organisation of about 1000 natural and social scientists, engineers, IT professionals and architects. We promote science, design and technology that contribute to peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability. SGR's work is focused on four main issues: security and disarmament; climate change and energy, including nuclear power; who controls science and technology? and emerging technologies. SGR is affiliated to the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES)