I’ve been asked to take part in two conferences on climate change in Wellington in a couple of months time. The first is Climate Change – What To Do? (Westpac St James Theatre, Saturday 29 March), otherwise known as the World Peace Summit for Sustainable Development 2008, and is being organised by the Yoga In Daily Life organisation founded by His Holiness Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheswarananda (known as Swamiji). Speakers include Swamiji, David Wratt, Rod Oram, Rachel Brown, Andrew West and Nick Collins – programme here. The web site says I’ll be talking about “The issues for New Zealand: What are the predicted changes; what might it mean for our lifestyle; in terms of responsibility towards other nations? What can be achieved by a strong leadership role?” Tickets cost $60 until the end of January, then $75, and are available from Ticketec.
The following week I’ll be back in town for a two day legal conference organised by LexisNexis. The Environmental and Climate Change Legal Symposium is on April 2/3, and also features some very good speakers. I’ll have to put my best foot forward to keep up with the likes of Dave Brash, Jonathon Boston, Roland Sapsford and Karen Price. It’s a bit more expensive: $1095 + GST for the two days.