It was a full house for the breakfast panel on youth and climate change at the Northern Branch meeting on 17 October 2019 in Parnell says branch chair Cushla Anich, Director of Morrison Low. The panel consisted of two industry and two youth members. The industry members were Kathryn King, Urban Mobility Manager from NZTA, and Andrew Chin, Waters Programme Manager from Auckland Council. The youth members were Luke Wijohn Representing School Strike 4 Climate NZ, and Pim van den Top representing Generation Zero.
The panel debated topic questions on the engagement between young people and local government, these include:
Questions for the panel were then asked from the floor. There was a wide range of demographics including university students and professionals from organisations including councils, central government agencies and consultants. The branch meeting was also live streamed.
The key themes from the session were:
We all need to reflect on how we will drive these ideas into actions with our networks and everyday jobs.