THE ULTIMATE LEVELLER
Our host Dr Sarah-Jane O’Connor is joined by Dr Hiria McRae (Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu; School of Education) and human geographer, Prof. Warwick Murray (School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences), to discuss the relationship between equity and sustainability.
Ensuring fair and just access to resources and opportunities for all is essential for achieving long-term social, economic, and environmental stability. In this episode the guests discuss their work supporting marginalised communities through the development of ethical trade and educational programmes. The conversation explores the intersection between equity and sustainability and the need to develop ways of being in the world that celebrate connectivity rather than divisiveness.
1. What is a “marginalised” community, and why is it important to support these communities as we address our sustainability challenges?
2. What are some examples of how a lack of equity is challenging sustainability?
3. How might mātauranga Māori support equity or sustainability in general?
4. What are some ways that you can personally support equity in your community?
5. How does equity relate to the SDGs?