What is the Tipping Point?
Telling the stories and getting action on climate change
Climate change and the consequences for the planet can seem remote from our everyday lives until extraordinary weather hits us. Or until we realise changes - like the receding snow-line or the rising sea-level – are moving inexorably. So how do we communicate about global warming and what is the tipping point for getting political action?
Sophie Handford founded School Strike 4 Climate which mobilised 170,000 people across the country in 2019. She is now a Kāpiti councillor chairing the Strategy, Operations and Finance committee.
Monique Kelly worked for the International Labour Organization before returning to NZ to co-found Revology and also Wao Aotearoa in Wānaka. Her focus is on action towards a thriving, low emissions future.
Journalist Rod Oram has attended the last two major climate conferences - in Egypt and Glasgow. Are the political discussions simply what Greta Thunberg called “the blah,blah, blah”?
James Shaw Co-leader of the Green Party and former Minister of Climate Change.
They will be joined on the panel by two senior students from Mt Aspiring College. We also expect to be announcing one further panellist.