29 May, 2016 by Staff Reporter
On Friday 8 April, 2016, The Antarctic Report hosted a conference in New Zealand's largest city, Auckland, called Sea Level Rise: Implementing Adaptation Strategies. The conference brought together international experts, as well as New Zealand’s leading policy makers, scientists and key industry representatives, to showcase effective adaptation strategies to manage the impact of sea level rise in New Zealand.
In the final presentation of the day, Lawrence Yule, mayor of Hastings District Council and president of Local Government New Zealand, explains the importance of developing a national perspective for managing the confronting issue of sea level rise, and the place of local government in developing that perspective.
Lawrence Yule is the president of Local Government New Zealand, the mayor of Hastings District Council, and the chair of the Commonwealth Local Government Forum.
He has previously represented the Provincial Sector on Local Government New Zealand's National Council. He has been Mayor of Hastings District since 2001 where he also won the honour of being Hastings District’s youngest-ever Mayor. He continues to be at the forefront of not only district, but regional initiatives, and has particular interests in transport, water and waste water issues.