Climate Change & Business Conference: Session 1: New Approach: a Zero Carbon Bill & Climate Commission

Climate Change & Business Conference: Session 1: New Approach: a Zero Carbon Bill & Climate Commission

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Starting at the beginning.... Session 1: New Approach: a Zero Carbon Bill & Climate Commission

The government is currently consulting on a Zero Carbon Bill and independent Commission. By 9th October that process will be over and a Bill is likely to be almost before the house.

In the meantime the Government is looking at how best to roll out its 1 Billion Trees programme, an Interim Commission is already looking at how to reduce agricultural emissions and reach 100% renewable electricity, and the Climate Adaptation Technical Working Group has identified crucial ‘building blocks’ for responding to the impacts of climate change across the environment, economy, and society.

Underpinning all of this is the need to ensure Aotearoa’s transition to a sustainable future is a just one, incorporating Mātauranga Māori and ensuring the costs of change are fairly spread.

With the guidance of the Sustainable Business Network’s Rachel Brown as Session Chair, the conference kicks off in Session 1 with Minister James Shaw discussing the outcomes of consultation on the Zero Carbon Bill and the proposed climate transition plan for Aotearoa New Zealand.

This will be followed by a policy update on the different pieces of the governments climate policy puzzle by Vicky Robertson, Secretary for the Environment, and an investigation of the two arms of a just transition by Dr Daniel Hikuroa.

The session wraps up with National’s Climate Change Spokesperson, Todd Muller setting out ‘the position of the opposition’.

Vist the conference website for full details.

Last updated at 5:39PM on August 30, 2018