The foundation will hold events themed on our discussion papers as well as in areas of interest to Helen Clark in her international advocacy work. These will include seminars, guest speakers and discussion panels. Our events are aimed to anyone interested in the issues covered – students, policymakers, NGOs and businesses should all feel welcome. We are interested to hear from partners who may wish to cohost or otherwise participate in these events.
A Conversation on Cannabis Law Reform
Cannabis use is a reality in New Zealand. Despite almost 55 years of prohibition, it is New Zealand’s most widely used illicit drug. Evidence shows that up to 80% of New Zealanders will use cannabis at least once before they turn 21. New Zealand could, like a growing number of other jurisdictions, face the reality of widespread use and legalise it and place appropriate regulation around use and supply. Next year, New Zealand will have the chance to make a historic decision on that.
Come and hear Chlöe Swarbrick and Helen Clark in conversation, facilitated by THCF Executive Director Kathy Errington, on this important opportunity for drug law reform.
The Helen Clark Foundation Wellington Launch Event
We are excited to hold our launch in Wellington on 5 September. Invitations have gone out and we expect that the event will be fully subscribed. Please keep an eye on our social media platforms or contact the Director to see if there are any places still available.
Kathy Errington, Executive Director
Helen Clark, Patron
The Role of Green Hydrogen in Getting to Carbon Zero
A seminar was held on 3 April at AUT, which was full and attracted attendees from industry, council, government, and private individuals. The research paper that the seminar was based on is available online here.
Getting to Carbon Zero – How can the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Help?
A seminar was held on 8 May at AUT – over a hundred people attended (with registrations reaching capacity within five days)! The event featured a panel discussion, with Rt Hon Helen Clark, Dr. David Hall, and Dr. Jo Spratt, facilitated by Executive Director Kathy Errington.
In 2015, United Nations (UN) Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals — a universal call to action to eradicate poverty, promote global prosperity, foster peace, and protect the environment by 2030. But do they work? How can they be used to get us to Carbon Zero?
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