Impacts on communities CM ONDEMAND

NOTE: This webinar was sponsored by The Deep South. Originally aired on 16 July 2019, this webinar is offered on-demand and free of charge on our EquiPTV platform.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Have an overview of the context of climate adaptation for councils, including adaptive pathways planning and the changing policy environment
  • Appreciate why council staff may be feeling nervous about engaging with communities
  • Ways to overcome this reluctance including the importance of internal and external collaborations

About the Presenters

Dr. Janet Stephenson

Associate Professor Dr. Janet Stephenson led the Climate-Adaptive Communities research project.  A social scientist, she is Director of the Centre for Sustainability at the University of Otago. 

Grace Hall

Most of you will already know Grace as the ‘face’ of climate change for LGNZ. As a principal policy advisor, Grace has a focus on environmental and social policy issues. She is the perfect person to help set the scene for the important work Deep South is doing why it is so important to our sector.

Recommended Audience

Elected members & Council staff in any department with a role that will relate to climate change impacts (e.g. infrastructure, economic development, communications, strategy, planning, emergency response, social housing, etc.)


Date updated: 22 July 2019