Join us for the next webinar in The Sustainability Society 2021 webinar series.
This month we are delighted to be hosting a session with Juhi Shareef talking about how to move towards resilient and regenerative cities. We will explore her work to develop te takarangi – a reimagining of the doughnut economic model for our Aotearoa context – and how this is being used to inform projects such as the new National Waste Strategy.
In 2019, Juhi worked with indigenous scholar Teina Boasa-Dean to develop te takarangi.
It speaks to the need for us to set a context for projects that acknowledges our ecological boundaries and social needs. A context that enables the system-shift needed to transition to a distributive, circular, and regenerative future. And a context that is based on the values of New Zealand’s indigenous Māori people.
Te takarangi and its related Kawa of Whakapapa, Wairua, Tapu / Noa, Mauri and Mana are being used by the Ministry for the Environment as the ‘Compass’ to inform the new National Waste Strategy for New Zealand.
Juhi Shareef has over 15 years’ experience delivering sustainability strategies and supply chain projects for UK and NZ business across a variety of sectors, including energy, technology, sport and fashion. Currently Chief Responsibility Officer at Tourism Holdings Ltd (thl – the largest RV rentals company globally), and formerly Sustainability Lead at energy company Vector, Juhi initiated and chairs the Battery Industry Group (B.I.G.), whose members span energy, transport and waste industries and academia. B.I.G. has designed a circular product stewardship scheme for large batteries which is now being reviewed by Government.
Juhi sits on a number of advisory boards for circular product stewardship and is part of the advisory group for the new National Waste Strategy. She is co-founder and host of Moonshot:City, a podcast and blog exploring the big questions around what makes a resilient and regenerative city, and initiated the project to develop te takarangi : an indigenous Māori-led approach to environmental and social regeneration, inspired by doughnut economics. The latest Moonshot initiative is the recently-launched Moonshot Map which visualises over 100 circular and regenerative projects across Aotearoa New Zealand.