Transition to a low-carbon economy for NZ launch | AUCKLAND

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Auckland University of Technology, Europe House (WO16)

Oracle Tower 56 Wakefield Street

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Royal Society of New Zealand

Transition to a low-carbon economy for New Zealand

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Friday 29 April 9.30am – 12.20pm (Registration and coffee from 9.00am)

Auckland University of Technology, Europe House, WO16, Oracle Tower, 56 Wakefield Street, Auckland

The Royal Society of New Zealand Climate Change Mitigation Options Panel would like to invite you to the launch of their report findings on Friday 29 April from 9.30am to 12.20pm.

The Panel's study provides an in-depth look into mitigation options for New Zealand, with long term views, including risks, co-benefits, spillover impact, opportunities and barriers at local and national levels.

Summaries of the report will be available to download from the Royal Society of New Zealand's website, and Panel members will be available on the day to answer questions.

Programme

Mediator - Rod Oram

9.30 Welcome by Professor Richard Bedford, President of the Royal Society of New Zealand

9.40 Short presentations by: Professor Ralph Sims (Panel Chair) and panel member Dr Janet Stephenson

9.55 Talk by Professor Jim Skea

10.25 Audience questions

Panel members: Ralph Sims, Jim Skea, Janet Stephenson, Paul Bennet

11.00 Morning tea

Transitions to a low carbon economy for New Zealand transport and business - Discussion

11.20 Introduction by Dr Michalis Rokas, European Union Charge d'Affaires

11.25 Viewpoints from transport and business sectors (Maersk Line, EECA, Sustainable Business Network, Bioenergy Association New Zealand)

11.50 Open discussion

Panel members: Hennie Van Schoor (Maersk Line), Gary Walker (EECA), Brian Cox (BANZ), Rachel Brown (SBN), Jim Skea (IPCC), Ralph Sims (Royal Society of New Zealand),

12.20 Launch close

The launch will appeal to central and local government policymakers and planners, researchers, NGOs and media. Spaces for the launch are limited so early registration is advised. Further information about the membership and remit of the Panel can be found at:

http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/climate-change-mitigation-options-for-new-zealand

With grateful thanks to British High Commission, Climate Change Research Institute, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), Massey University, Ministry for the Environment, Morgan Foundation, New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre and Pure Advantage whose financial support has enabled Professor Jim Skea to travel to New Zealand, and to Auckland University of Technology and the European Union Delegation to New Zealand for the venue for the launch.







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