Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Minister to host top execs at climate blockbuster

28 August 2006

Media Release

Minister will host top executives at special screening of climate change blockbuster

Climate Change Minister Hon David Parker will host senior business decision makers at a special screening of former American Vice President Al Gore's movie An Inconvenient Truth.

The screening is being co-hosted by the New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development. Some 107 decision makers are expected to fill the house at Rialto Cinemas, Newmarket, at 6.30pm on September 11.

The Minister says the movie, which this month became the highest-grossing film in company history for Paramount Classics, with total US box office sales of US$22.4 million, is providing a watershed moment worldwide to communicate on one of the most serious long term issues facing the country.

"It's going to be good to look at it with senior business leaders and then informally talk with them about their views on the climate change issue. I know some are still debating whether or not climate change is occurring. The more we discuss the options now, the better," Mr Parker says.

Business Council Chief Executive Peter Neilson says that further climate change policies now being developed will have potentially major implications for business and the country's future.

"We think the movie's a fitting way to focus leaders' attention and increase business engagement on climate change management policies. While we face serious problems, we believe there are practicable answers which will deliver huge benefits for businesses and the country."

An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary based on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide. Its producers say it strips his presentations of politics, "laying out the facts for the audience to draw their own conclusions in a charming, funny and engaging style, and by the end has everyone on the edge of their seats, gripped by his haunting message."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Fonterra: Canpac Site 'Resize' To Focus More On Paediatrics

Fonterra is looking at realigning its packing operations at Canpac, in the Waikato, to focus more on paediatric nutritionals... The proposed changes could mean around 110 roles may not be required at the site which currently employs 330. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Postie Plus Brand Gets 2nd Chance With Well-Funded Pepkor

The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after South Africa’s Pepkor bought the failed retailer’s assets out of administration and said it will use its purchasing power to reduce costs of stock and fatten margins. More>>

ALSO:

Warming: Warming Signs From State Of Climate Report

Climate data from air, land, sea and ice in 2013 'reflect trends of a warming planet' -- says the latest State of the Climate report, launched by U.S. and New Zealand scientists. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Embrace Falling Home Affordability, Says NZIER

Despair over the inability to afford a house is misplaced and should be embraced as an opportunity to invest in more wealth-creating activity, says the principal economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, Shamubeel Eaqub. More>>

Productivity Commission: NZ Regulation Not Keeping Pace

New Zealand regulators often have to work with out-of-date legislation, quality checks are under strain, and regulatory workers need better training and development. More>>

ALSO:

Callaghan Innovation: Investment To Help Deepen Innovation Reporting

Callaghan Innovation, the government’s high tech HQ for Kiwi business, is to help deepen New Zealand media coverage of the commercialisation of innovation through an arms-length partnership with independent business news service BusinessDesk. More>>

ALSO:

Tax Credits, Grants: Greens $1Bn R&D Plan

In the Party’s headline economic announcement, the Greens have launched their plan to build a smarter, more innovative economy which has as its centrepiece an additional $1 billion of government investment in research and development (R&D) above current spend, including tax breaks for business. More>>

ALSO:

Inflation: CPI Increases 0.3 Percent In June Quarter

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in the June 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows rises of 0.3 percent the March quarter and 0.1 percent in the December 2013 quarter. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news