Ki Mua NZ: Exploring climate futures workshop

1st Jul, 2019

The McGuinness Institute is seeking 36 young people between 18 and 25 who identify with or have a connection to the Pacific to join expert speakers and share perspectives for adapting to and mitigating climate change.

The workshop will focus on exploring different future scenarios and strategies for New Zealand and our Pacific neighbours within a climate changing world.

We are looking to empower a cohort of young people from across New Zealand who have a diverse range of skills and experiences and a strong commitment to shaping the long-term future of New Zealand.

The formation of a youth network will allow participants to share skills and insights among their peers. We hope this will gain momentum as participants return to their respective communities.

Dates: Monday 1 July 2019 - Wednesday 3 July 2019

See here for application details. Deadline is Friday 24 May.

Workshop breakdown

Day 1: Monday 1 July
Hawaiian futurist Dr. Richard Lum will run a foresight workshop with a particular focus on how to develop climate change scenarios

Day 2: Tuesday 2 July
Expert speakers will share insights about climate change risks and opportunities at the New Zealand Treasury.

Day 3: Wednesday 3 July
Participants will work on their scenarios during the day and present their conclusions to the Governor-General, MPs, ambassadors, officials, family, friends, speakers and other invited guests at Government House that evening.