Nelson welcomes delegation of climate change experts
Nelson’s Mayor say this week’s delegation of climate
change experts from Denmark is a sign our city is leading
the charge for change in New Zealand.
A cohort of
researchers, industry experts and Government officials has
arrived in Nelson for the Denmark Climatorium Delegation
They will be meeting with council, iwi,
business, Government, research, school and community
representatives from across the top of the South.
Arranged by Wakatū Incorporated, the visit began this
afternoon with a pōwhiri at Whakatū Marae, welcoming the
international visitors to the city.
discussion session this afternoon, Nelson’s Mayor, Rachel
Reese, will then host a dinner for the delegation at NMIT
“It’s a real honour to welcome the
Danish delegation to our city, giving us the opportunity to
share experience and ideas.
“As one of the first
councils in New Zealand to declare a climate emergency, we
feel privileged to have been given this opportunity to
engage with such a forward-thinking and proactive panel,”
The visit also includes a round table
discussion on carbon neutral savings, a trip to Marahau to
investigate the pressure of large visitor numbers in
isolated communities, and a climate schools
The trip will conclude with meetings
at Nelson City Council, the Cawthron, NIWA, Plant and Food
and Nelson Artificial
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