March 01, 2020
Bargh on board for climate change oversight
Greater Wellington Regional Council has appointed Victoria University associate professor of Māori studies Maria Bargh to its new climate committee.
Dr Bargh, of Te Arawa and Ngāti Awa, has also served on the independent advisory group for Auckland Council’s climate action plan and on Te Arawa ‘s Climate Change Working Group/Te Urunga o Kea.
Committee chair Thomas Nash has congratulated Associate Professor Bargh says she brings an ideal combination of governance experience, knowledge of climate change and mātauranga Māori and familiarity with local government processes.
The committee is supposed to oversee and review council policies and plans from a climate change perspective and provide effective leadership for the organisation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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