WAIRARAPA: The Climate for Change
Monday, 15 July 2019 at 7.30pm
Copthorne Hotel, 246 High Street, Solway, Masterton

SPEAKER: Justin Ford-Robertson

After last month’s highly successful meeting with Dr Bronwyn Hayward, one of New Zealand’s leading climate change authorities, the Institute of International Affairs, Sustainable Wairarapa and Forest & Bird are combining again to bring another noted climate change leader to Masterton.

Ford-Robertson has spent 30 years working on sustainability issues, largely around land use and energy in climate change. This includes science, business and political issues in various countries, ranging from small scale farming to multinational organisations such as the IPCC and IEA Bioenergy.

Now based back in Rotorua, where he worked for the Forest Research Institute (now Scion) from 1993 to 2003, he operates his own company, Ford-Robertson Initiatives, collaborating with organisations involved in farming, forestry, renewable energy, and various eco-products – as well as developing his 20ha permaculture property in the bush near Opotiki.