Sir Peter Gluckman’s report on the Transit of Venus

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor this week presented a report summarising the discussions around science and society that took place at the Transit of Venus Forum earlier this year.

Over 250 New Zealanders – including leaders from government agencies, local bodies, science organisations, academia, business, iwi and NGOs – gathered in Gisborne in June for a Forum to discuss how New Zealand could better use science to advance economically, environmentally and socially.

More details on the proceedings of the forum, including videos, are available here.

In the wake of the forum, the Prime Minister ‘s Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, prepared the report, Science and New Zealand’s Future: Reflections from the Transit of Venus Forum, summarising discussions undertaken and the key issues that arose from them.

The full report is available here. Sir Peter will presented the report to the Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key at a Royal Society of New Zealand function on Thursday.