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Climate Change & Business Conference: Programme Highlights

Climate Change & Business Conference: Programme Highlights

The event is perfectly placed just after the New Zealand election and before COP23 for delegates to be at the cutting edge of the fast-moving world of climate change policies. It is intended to be a one-stop shop for updates, discussion, and exchange of ideas, bringing experts, business, and policy-makers into play.

Programme Highlights: as the programme develops, we are sending these updates. Even if you have already registered for the conference, these messages will keep you posted on the latest programme developments.

Session 1: Disruption: the Economic Revolution
The old economic order is crumbling. Shifts away from commodities to advanced technologies, and rapid developments in artificial intelligence and digitalisation are all becoming the new normal. Add massive reductions in carbon emissions to the mix and you’ve got a world like we’ve never seen before. What does this economic transformation mean for New Zealand? How can we transition through this unprecedented disruption to the New Economy?

Chair & opening comments: Lisa Daniell, Head of Sustainability, Air New Zealand
Keynote: Climate change – the underlying disruptor
Professor James Renwick, Victoria University, School of Geography, Environment & Earth Sciences
Keynote: The economic revolution
Dr Matthew Bell, Oceania Climate Change and Sustainability Leader, EY

Session 2: The shape of the New Economy
Does New Zealand business have the capacity to lead the transition to a net-zero-carbon economy? What are the opportunities? Where are the emerging technologies and tools for cutting emissions and adapting to climate change? What does the New Economy look like in New Zealand?

Chair and opening comments: Nigel Brunel, Director Financial Markets, OMF
Keynote: The role of carbon markets in New Zealand: making the ETS work
Dr Suzi Kerr, Motu
Keynote: The ETS and markets of the future: an inside market perspective
Karen Silk, General Manager Commercial, Corporate, Institutional, Westpac New Zealand
Snapshots of the future: NZ 2050 to 2100 (Pecha Kucha style presentations)

Transport: Dr Lester Levy, Chairman Auckland Transport
The Office: Andrew Eagles, CEO New Zealand Green Building Council
Energy: Chris Thurston, EECA
Biofuels: Brian Cox, Bioenergy Association



Tuesday 10 October - Wednesday 11 October 2017

Grand Millennium Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand

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