New Zealand has just ratified the Paris agreement so change is coming!

The conference is now less than 5 days away so if you want to get right up to date on climate change policies, business opportunities and risks, register now! New Zealand has just ratified the Paris agreement so change is coming!

A key issue to explore is how we should manage the transition pathway. How long will it take to change our economy to a net zero emissions one? Who will plan it and monitor progress? What responses are needed to handle adaptation? Do we need a dedicated independent entity providing oversight?

Keynote presentations include:

Matthew Bell on the Committee on Climate Change in the UK: potentially a useful model for New Zealand and Australia

Sir Jonathon Porritt, Forum for the Future, critiquing the UK approach and describing what the disruption to business as usual will look like

International Case Studies

Portland, United States – “Climate Action Plan 2015” – Angus Duncan, President, Bonneville Environmental Foundation; Chairman, Oregan Global Warming Commission

Vancouver, Canada – “Greenest City Action Plan” & “Climate Adaptation Strategy” – Gordon Price, City Councillor, Vancouver, Canada; Director-City Program, Simon Fraser University

Last updated at 10:42AM on October 6, 2016