E tū te mana o Te Ao: Building a Climate of Hope

‘E Tū Te Mana O Te Ao – Building a Climate of Hope’

The Religious Diversity Centre Climate Action Group invites you to attend a special webinar series that we have the pleasure of organising. It is called‘E Tū Te Mana O Te Ao – Building a Climate of Hope’.

The 4-part series features inspiring speakers, including: Dr Jane Goodall DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace,Rabbi Dean Shapiro , Progressive Jewish Community of Auckland, mentor for Blessed Tomorrow’s Climate Ambassador Training,Mary Moeono-Kolio , Climate Activist, Pacific Climate Warriors, and theRt Hon Helen Clark, Former PM of NZ, Former Administrator to the UN Development Programme.

Aotearoa New Zealand can play a key role in efforts to address the climate crisis globally. Like all countries our top priority must be to cut our emissions quickly because they are the key driver of climate change. Given our abundance of nature, though, our most distinctive role is to help nature restore itself, which in turn brings climate and many other benefits. How fast and well we do in this role helps to give hope to the peoples of other countries.

The Religious Diversity Centre have put together a four-part webinar series starting 14 June, with an outstanding group of keynote speakers, commentators, and moderators who will deliver action-oriented messages of realism and hope.

14 June Webinar 1 Hope for an Endangered Planet

Keynote: Dr Jane Goodall, DBE. Founder -the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace, author of ‘The Book of Hope, A Survival Guide for an Endangered Planet’ Respondents: Dr Jenny Te Paa Daniel Co-chair RDC Trust Board; and Mandira Shailaj, RDC Youth Leadership Council.

21 June Webinar 2 Hope for Aotearoa New Zealand’s Future

Discussion: Rabbi Dean Shapiro with Drs Jim Salinger, Rod Bell and Alexander Macmillan (experts on Climate, Water, Health) The reality of Climate Change for our nation

28 June Webinar 3 Hope for the Pacific Region

Keynote: Mary Moeano-Kolio, youth leader, Pacific Climate Warriors.
The reality of Climate Change for the Pacific Region Respondents: Adam Currie, campaigner for Generation Zero, Greenpeace, Oil Free Otago; Dr Roro Daniel, former Cook Islands Secretary for Health; Grace Fakahau, Generation 20/20: Agents for Change

5 July Webinar 4 Hope for Our World

Keynote: The Rt Hon Helen Clark, former Prime Minister and administrator of the UN Development Programme, editor of “Climate Aotearoa, what’s happening & what we can do about it”
Respondents: Prof Bronwyn Hayward, University of Canterbury and IPCCC member; Dr Hafsa Ahmed, Lincoln University.

Webinars 1, 3 and 4 will be hosted by Rod Oram, noted journalist and member of the RDC Climate Action Group, and include a panel discussion.

Our faith traditions call us to act justly, tread gently on the earth, and care for one another.

For further information including registration details please go to: https://rdc.org.nz/rdc-webinar-series-2023/


‘E Tū Te Mana O Te Ao – Building a Climate of Hope’

‘E Tū Te Mana O Te Ao – Building a Climate of Hope’

Register for this 4 webinar series here



Religious Diversity Centre Climate Action Group