Ea - The Resolution

Ea exists as the desired resolution of injustice or wrong-doing. For signatories of Climate Justice Aotearoa we can identify the full realisation of the commitments as a means of resolving injustices connected to climate change in Aotearoa. 

The content below is an Aotearoa-based expression of the regenerative elements stated in the resource below.

The How-To guide provides strong steps for signatories to make towards fully realising their stated commitments.

Leadership | Rangatiratanga


  • How is the power of philanthropic resources enabling leadership and aspiration in communities?

  • Has mana been considered in how leadership is structured and maintained?

Leadership is consistent with Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Leadership within philanthropy commits to facilitating the stewardship of resources into the control of the communities they maintain ties to.

What this looks like in practice:



Grantmaking strategies and processes are co-designed with leaders who represent community and mana whenua.


Grantmaking expresses long-term commitments to community organisations that enables leadership, community aspirations, and a whole-of-community tika transition. 

What this looks like in practice:


  • How does our grantmaking process reflect Te Tiriti o Waitangi?

  • Has mana been considered in developing grantmaking processes and strategies?

  • Have relationships been nurtured or protected?




  • Question 1

  • Question 2

About governance.

What this looks like in practice:



Operational processes are primarily oriented towards enhancing mana for communities, leaders, and peoples.


Philanthropy identifies how the sector can best support communities’ visions of change. 

Operations are consistent with Te Tiriti o Waitangi and tikanga principles. Ngā Rerenga o Te Tiriti provides guidance towards beginning this voyage. 

Complete divestment from fossil fuels has occurred.

What this looks like in practice:


  • Do our operations support the commitments or undermine them?

  • Have relationships been nurtured or protected?

  • Have the rights and interests of future generations been considered?

  • What is the history of the land we are situated on?

The Ruapehu Whānau Transformation Project has come out of iwi aspirations and is now supported by the community. The Transformation Project has given shape to the vision that we had as a Trust and is the catalyst that will help us achieve our vision. (Raetihi Community Charitable Trust)