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Climate Change & Business Summit: 11-12 October 2016

Climate Change & Business Summit: 11-12 October 2016

The Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference is designed to bring business, local government and policy makers together to up-skill and share ideas in an event tailored to its audience. It has an Australasian reach. The way policies are evolving is different in each country, offering both informative contrasts in approach and challenges in management that need to be understood. The response of our trading partners is also hugely relevant. To what extent will global trade be impacted by increasingly stringent climate change responses?

Expert analysts will explain the evolving rules framework for the newly minted Paris Agreement. The devil will be in the detail and it’s important for key stakeholders to understand exactly what the implications will be for our economies. A new global carbon market will emerge - how will that connect with domestic ones?

We’ll look in depth at the implications of the changes to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and compare that approach with carbon pricing responses in Australia. And we’ll track progress with the Climate Forum, the key initiative that emerged out of last year’s conference.

Climate change has big implications for local government. Adaptation is increasingly controversial and urban form relevant.

We will also explore and update the evolving scope of complementary policies. Pricing carbon is vital but isn’t the only way forward. Mitigation creates big opportunities for innovators. Low carbon technologies offer solutions while clever people are always looking at maxing energy efficiency. Is large-scale deployment of electric cars part of the answer? How is carbon capture and storage tracking? What role is there for land management? Can we really lower ruminant methane production from animals?

There’s plenty to be discussed and much to be learned.

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