Kicking off the conversation at the Takutai Kāpiti: Climate change and our coast Summit 2020
The Kāpiti coastline is approximately 40km long. As well as being the location for significant urban development, our beautiful beaches are an important community asset with many unique characteristics and natural qualities.
Like many coastal communities around Aotearoa, Kāpiti is facing significant environmental challenges from our changing climate and associated rising sea and groundwater levels.
While there is still much uncertainty about how significant these challenges will be and how quickly they will happen, likely climate change effects need to be anticipated, prioritised and planned for in the Kāpiti District.
We’ve established the Takutai Kāpiti: Our community-led coastal adaptation project to help guide our response, as a community, to the impacts of changing weather patterns on our environment, people and the way we behave.
Using a community-led approach, we’re bringing together a range of voices, recognising the values and knowledge of our indigenous people, to share information and develop solutions for adapting to coming change.
We’d love you to get involved and hear what you have to say.
APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED: Chair
The Takutai Kāpiti project is seeking a Chair for the Community Assessment Panel (CAP).
Who we are looking for
To be successful in this role you will have proven leadership and facilitation skills, previous experience chairing a committee of volunteers/ community groups, an ability to influence and achieve consensus, and to act impartially and without bias. You will be able to communicate effectively (written and verbal), and have experience of organisational and people management, as well as be politically astute.
A Job Description for this role can be found HERE.
How to apply
Only people with the legal right to live and work in New Zealand should apply. Applications closed Wednesday, 27 January 2021.
In early 2021, we will be asking people to volunteer to be actively involved through the Community Assessment Panel process to consider the district’s response to the impacts of climate change on the coast.
The CAP will be a working group of local people, representing a cross-section of our community, and will be made up of iwi partners, community, and other key stakeholder/ agency representatives.
The CAP will be the formal mechanism through which wider community input, indigenous knowledge and technical expertise are used to develop the medium to long-term coastal adaption options for Council’s consideration.
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