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Royal Society of New Zealand

11 Turnbull St

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Royal Society of New Zealand

Transition to a low-carbon economy for New Zealand launch

Wednesday 27 April 9.00am – 12.00pm (Registration and coffee from 8.30am)

Aronui Lecture Theatre, Royal Society of New Zealand, 11 Turnbull St, Thorndon, Wellington

The Royal Society of New Zealand Climate Change Mitigation Options Panel would like to invite you to the launch of their report findings on Wednesday 27 April from 9am to 12pm.

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: Colin James

9am Welcome by Professor Richard Bedford, President of the Royal Society of New Zealand

9.05 Welcome by Deputy Mayor Justin Lester

9.10 Short presentations by Professor Ralph Sims (Panel Chair) & panel members - Dr Janet Stephenson and Dr Andy Reisinger

9.40 Reaction to report by Professor Jim Skea

9.45 Response to the Report from EECA and Wellington City Council

9.55 Audience questions and discussion

10.15 Morning tea

10.30 International perspective by Professor Jim Skea

11.00 Panel discussion: Ralph Sims, Janet Stephenson, Andy Reisinger, Jim Skea, Mike Underhill (EECA), Moana Mackey (Wellington City Council)

12.00 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








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