Archived Forum #4 – Governance and Sustainability – How can we link National, Regional and Local Sustainability Governance?

Date: Friday, 15 September
Time: 9am to 11am
Location: Landcare, 261 Morrin Road, Glen Innes, Auckland

In brief:

This is the fourth forum of the NZSSES and is applicable to everyone as we all deal with levels of governance either professionally or in our every day activities. Governance or political organisations enable decisions to be implemented with the imperative to strengthen participatory engagement.

Focus questions:

  • What are the roles of national, regional and local governance in sustainability?
  • How can we include 100-year timeframes in political agendas?
  • How can systems thinking be included in regulatory frameworks?
  • How can we communicate the many facets of sustainability to the populace to get informed participation by all?
  • In reality are governance issues ultimately decided on a financial basis?