For the past century, our world has been changing drastically. The weather is warmer, the seas are higher, and the ozone is thinner. These are just some of the increasingly dangerous consequences of our fossil-fuel based lifestyle. None of us is solely to blame for these changes. Yet, each of us is responsible for contributing to these consequences. Facing such unprecedented challenges, it is difficult to know how each of us ourselves, and all of us together might, take small steps and make giant leaps toward a more sustainable way of life. Spend ninety minutes with a panel of policy analysts, legal experts, and social activists as we reflect on the ecological crisis, the policy issues at stake in the coming election, as well as the political, ethical, and theological basis for protecting the planet for future generations.
Jonathan Boston is Professor of Public Policy at Victoria University Wellington. He researches widely on a range of issues, including child poverty, inequality, policy ethics, and climate change. Jonathan also serves on a number of boards, including the Bishop’s Council of the Anglican Diocese of Wellington and Oxfam New Zealand.
Catherine Iorns is Senior Lecturer in Law at Victoria University Wellington. She researches and teaches about environmental law and human rights. She also is a Climate Reality Presenter. In addition to these roles, Catherine serves a number of civic organisations, including, Amnesty International of Aotearoa New Zealand, 350 Aotearoa, and the Earth Law Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand.
7:00pm - Refreshments / 7:30pm - Roundtable discussion
|Date||Thursday, 25 May 2017|
|Time||7:00pm - 8:30pm|
|Department||Theology & Religion|
|Location||The St John's Centre, Corner of Willis and Dixon Streets|
|Contact Name||Centre for Theology and Public Issues Wellington|
|Contact Phone||64 4 385 7400|