The science on climate change in Aotearoa New Zealand now and in the future, and what changes we all need to make.
Contributions from a range of climate scientists and commentators Rob Bell, Jason Boberg, Adelia Hallett, Sophie Handford, Rhys Jones, Haylee Koroi, Matt McGlone, Jamie Morton, Rod Oram, Jim Salinger, Kera Sherwood-O'Regan, Simon Thrush and Andrew Jeffs.
Climate Aotearoa outlines the climate situation as it is now, and as it will be in the years to come. It describes the likely impact on the environment and on our day-to-day living situation.
It suggests the changes you can make for maximum impact, what we should be asking of our government and what we should be asking of our business community. In doing so, this is a hopeful book - actions can make a difference.
Rt Hon Helen Clark is a former New Zealand Prime Minister and a former UNDP Administrator. She currently chairs the boards of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health. Helen also serves on other public good advisory boards. Helen is a frequent contributor to conferences and events on issues related to sustainable development and the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) and Women's Leadership.
Helen is currently the co-chair of The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response mandated by the World Health Assembly to review the internationally coordinated response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Table Of Contents:
In right relationship - whanaungatanga
Haylee Koroi, Maori public health advisor
Part 1 The science
Climate: Recent past, present and future
Dr Jim Salinger, Scientist and climate change researcher
How will our coasts and estuaries change with sea-level rise? Implications for communities and infrastructure
Dr Rob Bell, Niwa
The impact of climate change in Aotearoa New Zealand on native flora, fauna and biodiversity
Matt McGlone, Landcare
Aquatic environments under climate change in Aotearoa
Simon Thrush and Andrew Jeffs, University of Auckland
Part 2 The issues
From threat to opportunity: Climate change and health in Aotearoa
Dr Rhys Jones, Auckland University, and Kera Sherwood-O'Regan, Climate change and human rights campaigner
Nothing about us without us: Climate change and disability justice
Jason Boberg, Activate Film
Taking matters into their own hands: Youth activism and climate change in Aotearoa New Zealand
Sophie Handford, School strike 4 climate and Kapiti Coast councillor
Part 3 The solutions
Bigger than me? What individuals can do to combat climate change
Jamie Morton, NZ Herald
Climate, agriculture and food: How to turn the triple threat into a three-fold solution
Rod Oram, Newsroom
Look after nature and nature will look after us: How Aotearoa New Zealand can tackle climate change
Adelia Hallett, Carbon News
Allen & Unwin
A&U New Zealand
Paperback - C format