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Te Pūaha Talk as part of Auckland Climate Festival

Funders and Climate Action in Aotearoa was the topic of The Centre for Social Impact October 2022 Te Pūaha Talk. This one hour webinar was one of the events on the programme for the Auckland Climate Festival which brought a diverse range of events and perspectives together to inform and accelerate climate action. The webinar introduced our Funders Commitment on Climate Action and addressed what climate action is all about and what funders can do to make a difference. Topics covered included the ‘Tika Transition’, a uniquely Aotearoa approach to a just transition developed by Victoria University Associate Professor Maria Bargh. The session walked attendees through their application of the Tika Transition approach and the new Shared Resource.

The webinar was presented by Linn Araboglos, who is the Chair of the Community Trusts in Aotearoa Climate Action working group, alongside Aimee Kaio and Devon Judd who have developed the content and resources up on the website. Their bios are available below.


Linn Araboglos

Linn is the Chief Executive of Wellington Community Fund, a philanthropic funder giving out around $3 million dollars in grants, every year, in the Wellington region. Linn is the chair of the Community Trusts in Aotearoa Climate Action working group. Linn is a developer of partnerships and a believer in the power of collaboration for impact. An experienced leader across government, philanthropic, business and community sectors. Born in and living in Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Linn is invested in seeing communities thrive. Most of Linn’s career has been framed and driven by her passion to see equitable outcomes for people, particularly in relation to the wellbeing of children and young people.

Aimee Kaio

Aimee resides in Motupōhue, Bluff, and is a strong advocate for intergenerational well-being and for regional development. Aimee is very aware of the climate impacts on livelihoods, mahinga kai, resources and our people – ki uta ki tai. She currently works for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, as Regional Investment – Rūnanga Engagement Manager, and is a director and governor on a number of entities, across a range of national and regional sectors. She has a particular interest in the role science and mātauranga Māori plays in whānau and hapū well-being and their planning for their futures.

Devon Judd

Based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Devon has spent his recent years dedicated to advocating for climate justice. Currently studying at Te Herenga Waka, Devon has applied his learnings in youth-led climate action group, Generation Zero. From advocating for the establishment of Māori wards, to supporting anti-fossil fuel groups in Taranaki, Devon is committed to the power of grassroots, community-led.

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