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Next Auckland Seminar

Next Auckland Seminar

 

Title: Transition to a Low-Emissions Economy

Speaker: Mr Murray Sherwin, Chair of the New Zealand Productivity Commission

Location: Chapman Tripp, Level 35, ANZ Centre, 23 Albert Street, Auckland.

Date and Time: Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 5:30-7:30 pm. Refreshments from 5:30 pm for a 6 pm seminar start. Further refreshments available until 7:30 pm following the conclusion of the presentation and question time at 7 pm.

Topic:

New Zealand shares the global challenge of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to limit harms from climate change. Successive New Zealand Governments have participated in international processes. Out of those international processes have emerged a number of different targets for future reductions in emissions. To date, however, actions to achieve those targets have been limited in scope and have had little impact. The current government is now proposing legislation to give effect to its target of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

In 2017, the NZ Productivity Commission was asked to inquire into the options available that could enable New Zealand to meet its GHG emissions targets in the most efficient manner. The Commission’s report on the transition to a low emissions economy was released in 2018. The Commission’s Chair, Murray Sherwin presents the findings and recommendations of that report.

About the Speaker:

Murray is an economist with over 35 years' experience across a wide range of public policy roles.

His previous roles include: Chief Executive and Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry; Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand; member of the Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank in Washington DC; and member of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Group;. Murray is a Chartered Member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

Other previous roles include: Chair, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Commission; Chair, Strategic Risk and Resilience Panel - advising the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet on national risk issues; and Chair, Innovation Partnership – a group of private and public sector entities supporting smart use of internet technology.

Queries about the event can be directed to:

Richard Meade, richard.meade@cognitus.co.nz

Lawyers may note that if this seminar is part of your learning objectives in your CPDPR, then the seminar can count for one hour of your 10 CPD hours. Please contact a LEANZ representative at the seminar to confirm your attendance.


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