The Ballot Box: How green is our valley? What are the policy implications for New Zealand’s environm

The Ballot Box: How green is our valley? What are the policy implications for New Zealand’s environm
I invite you to join me for the last event in this year’s Ballot Box panel series that has aimed to deepen our understanding of some major issues facing New Zealand as we approach another general election. How green is our valley? What are the policy implications for New Zealand’s environment? Can we achieve our goals for GDP/export growth and maintain our “green” brand? Are we achieving the balance between the economy and the environment which is the stated core concept at the heart of government and corporate strategy? Does this balance allow for sufficient growth, or does it constrain it? The latest public perceptions report about the environment by Lincoln University indicates that New Zealanders think the management of most aspects are managed reasonably well by the state with water management rated as the most important environmental issue facing the country with greenhouse gas emissions and climate change seen more as a global issue. Will the Government’s proposed new freshwater management regime work? And are we making the most of our climate change related opportunities in New Zealand? Join Adam Jaffe (Director of Motu and the 2014 Sir Douglas Myers Visiting Professor) as he moderates a panel discussion with Professor Basil Sharp (Energy Education Trust of New Zealand Chair in Energy and Resource Economics), Suzi Kerr (Senior Fellow at Motu) and Rod Oram (business journalist).
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Time & Date

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 06:00 PM - Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 08:00 PM

Location

The University of Auckland Business School
Lecture Theatre OGGB5
Level 0
Owen G Glenn Building
12 Grafton Road
Auckland
New Zealand

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Cost

Free