Dr Morgan Williams, NZ Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment from 1997 to 2007

Interviewed by

Tim Lynch

Dr Morgan Williams, NZ Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment from 1997 to 2007

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is a watch dog on the NZ Environment, outside of Government (like an Ombudsmen but with a small O), making sure that Government are following environmental protocols that are going to benefit the long term goals of the country.

In this interview Morgan clarifies what is green, sustainable and prosperous and that the Parliamentary political term is too short, as nothing really gets done. That there is only one educational institution in NZ that has integrated sustainability through everyone of its courses. Why?

The increasing costs of food, water and energy that will cause social unrest, and can we meet the social demand without having huge unrest.

And the many challenges that need to be addressed at a causal level, with an extra 2 billion population in the next 30 years.

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Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch, is a New Zealander, who is fortunate in that he has whakapapa, or a bloodline that connects him to the Aotearoan Maori. He has been involved as an activist for over 40 years - within the ecological, educational, holistic, metaphysical, spiritual & nuclear free movements. He sees the urgency of the full spectrum challenges that are coming to meet us, and is putting his whole life into being an advocate for todays and tomorrows children. 'To Mobilise Consciousness.'

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