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Together we explore the solutions.

As the climate changes, our region faces unique infrastructure, connectivity and environmental challenges.

Industry, land use, healthcare, education and transport are all being disrupted. We urgently need solutions for whenua and whānau that represent the vision and values of our communities.

Conversations are happening across the region about what a just transition looks like that is fair, equitable and inclusive.

At the Exchange Cafe, we bring visibility and connectivity to these conversations so that together we can explore solutions and take action towards a sustainable and resilient future for our mokopuna.

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Cyclone Gabrielle has galvanised people into an expectation for urgent change.

Their vision for the region is of flourishing biodiversity; healthy catchments, waterways and coastlines; and resilient infrastructure and diversified economy ... Right now, the Tairāwhiti environment is on the verge of collapse, yet can become a living laboratory, providing evidence and lessons for adapting to a climate-changing world.

We must act.

Ministerial Inquiry into Land Use

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The Exchange Cafe is about solution forming through shared discussions, events and resources. We promote, organise, host and share regional conversations about climate solutions.

Our Partners

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