‘Our children’s climate and how we can make a difference’
Cawthron Memorial Lecture (2022)
Professor Hayward says her talk, entitled ‘Our children’s climate and how we can make a difference’, will unpack the chaotic legacy that today’s adults are leaving behind for future generations.
“Our inaction is creating a precarious future for our tamariki and rangatahi, of significant environmental, social, and economic risk, growing inequality and weakening democracies,” Professor Hayward says.
“There are actions we can and should take now to enable a ‘long view’ in policy and science decision making that could make a big difference and I believe it’s not too late to act.
“I’m so pleased to have been invited to speak so that I can outline some key steps I think we can take now in Aotearoa New Zealand that will help to create a fairer, more secure future for all.”