KiMuaNZ: Exploring climate futures 2019 workshop (1-3 July)

The KiMuaNZ: Exploring climate futures workshop was held in Wellington from Monday, 1 July 2019 to Wednesday, 3 July 2019. This workshop was hosted by the McGuinness Institute.

KiMuaNZ workshop (1–3 July)
The KiMuaNZ workshop brought together 40 young New Zealanders between the ages of 18 and 25 who have a connection with the Pacific. They shared experiences and understandings of climate change issues in order to develop different scenarios for New Zealand and our Pacific neighbours.

KiMuaNZ: Exploring Climate Futures Workshop – Finale Presentation at Government House

The workshop was intended to amplify Pasifika voices, develop futures thinking capability and help build a more informed and cohesive society. It aimed to also contribute to a continued conversation about climate change allowing us to develop potential responses for adapting to and mitigating climate-related risks.

At Government House the participants of the KiMuaNZ workshop shared their ideas after three days of listening to expert speakers and developing scenarios. The finale presentation sought to add to the national conversation on how to mitigate and adapt to climate change in New Zealand and the Pacific.

The workshop aimed to highlight the perspectives of young New Zealanders on adapting to and mitigating climate change, and will focus on exploring different future scenarios and strategies for New Zealand and our Pacific neighbours within a climate changing world.

The KiMuaNZ workshop publication is currently in development.

The overall workshop structure was based on the model below. Find out more about previous workshops here.