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Just Transition Summit 2019

The Just Transition Summit, held in New Plymouth, May 9 and 10, discussed how New Zealand can transition to a low emissions economy. Access Radio Taranaki were invited along to record the speakers.

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The Just Transition Summit, held in New Plymouth, May 9 and 10, focused on how New Zealand can transition to a low emissions economy.

Access Radio Taranaki were invited along to record the speakers.

Hear them here.

The Roadmap to Taranaki's future in a low-emissions future has been released.

Feedback is due by 14th June 2019. You can contribute by going to…/Taranaki-2050-Roadmap.aspx and use the interactive map to provide feedback. You can also email your views to [email protected]. A PDF version of the 40-page roadmap can be downloaded here:…/Taranaki-2050-Draft-Roadmap.pdf Tell the organisers what you think of the plan.


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Emerging opportunities – hydrogen

Focus on a new technology and how it is being developed in New Zealand.

Introduction: Hon Dr Megan Woods

Case study: Patrick Cnubben, New Energy Coalition, the Netherlands

Panel: Andrew Clennett, Co-founder and CEO, Hiringa; Linda Wright, CEO, New Zealand Hydrogen Association; Mark Pickup, Principal Policy Advisor, Energy Markets, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Duration: 01:08:13 | Date: 10 May, 2019

Changing land use and the future of food

Navigating a new environment which is challenging how to farm and produce food

Hon Damien O’Connor, Minister of Agriculture

Tim Morris, Director, Coriolis
Steve Carden, CEO, Pāmu
Leonie Matoe, Business Development Manager, Kaitahi

Duration: 00:55:18 | Date: 10 May, 2019

Embracing Change – Energy

How the energy sector has embraced community and iwi engagement for new developments and projects

Facilitator: John Hancock

Tracey Hickman, Executive General Manager Generation and Wholesale, Genesis
James Kilty, Chief Generation and Development Officer, Contact Energy
William Meek, CFO, Mercury Energy
Topia Rameka, CEO, Tūwharetoa Maori Trust

Duration: 00:53:50 | Date: 10 May, 2019

Learning to fly – sustainable benefit from international innovation

A case study of Cora, an autonomous, electric, air taxi, challenging global transportation from New Zealand.
Anna Kominik, Country Director, Zephyr Airworks

Duration: 00:20:49 | Date: 10 May, 2019

Investing in change

How to navigate the new investment requirements, including repurposing and raising capital.

Charles Ehrhart, Director Sustainable Value, KPMG
David Hall, Senior Researcher at the Policy Observatory, AUT
Cecilia Tarrant, Establishment Chair, Green Investment Finance

Duration: 00:41:31 | Date: 10 May, 2019

Using technology for good - together

How can we use technology in more innovative and collaborative ways to enable transition to a low emissions economy?
Russell Craig, National Technology Officer, Microsoft

Duration: 00:28:25 | Date: 10 May, 2019

Navigating the New Environment

Understanding New Zealand’s emerging landscape – informational session exploring the new policy context and what we’re doing to set the country up for the transition.

Duration: 00:48:26 | Date: 10 May, 2019

Economics for the 21st Century

How climate change issues are changing the way economists view the world. Keynote address: Kate Raworth, Economist and Author of Doughnut Economics

Duration: 00:42:47 | Date: 10 May, 2019

Navigating the Future of Work

How companies can support their employees and communities in the transition –what does good practice look like. Introduction: Hon. Grant Robertson

Tony Maher, National President, CFMEU, Australia
Richard Wagstaff, President, NZCTU
Kirk Hope, Chief Executive, BusinessNZ
Christopher Luxon, CEO, Air New Zealand

Duration: 00:45:12 | Date: 9 May, 2019

Changing the Model

How businesses are changing their business models to meet sustainability challenges – and what it means for their shareholders. Keynote address: Peter Bryant, Managing Partner, Clareo

Duration: 00:47:54 | Date: 9 May, 2019

Lessons From The Pacific

Case studies from two Pacific Island nationals that are already experiencing the impact of climate change. Hon. Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, Deputy Prime Minister Samoa; Hon. Henry Puna, Prime Minister Cook Islands

Duration: 00:40:06 | Date: 9 May, 2019

How is Aotearoa New Zealand Transitioning?

Panel discussion on where Aotearoa New Zealand business and community leaders discuss what a Just Transition means for New Zealand. Panel: Liana Poutu, Chairwoman Te Atiawa, Robert Spurway, Chief Operating Officer, Global Operations, Fonterra, Sam Huggard, Secretary, New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, Kevin Hague, Chief Executive, Forest and Bird

Duration: 00:42:04 | Date: 9 May, 2019

Lessons from international leaders

The whole world is facing climate change issues. Here are some examples of what international leaders are focusing on when undertaking a Just Transition. Jay Weatherill, Former South Australian Premier Samantha Smith, Director, Just Transition Centre, Norway Alan Thompson, Global Energy Systems Leader, ARUP Professor Franz-Josef Wodopia, Managing Director, Coal Importers Association, Hamburg

Duration: 00:58:26 | Date: 9 May, 2019

Taranaki 2050 Roadmap

The Taranaki Region presents their draft roadmap and outlines the process to develop it.

Glen Bennett, Community champion
Joanna Breare, Chief Executive, Todd Energy
Gus Charteris, General Manager, Just Transition Unit, MBIE
Waid Crockett, Chief Executive, South Taranaki District Council
Justine Gilliland, CEO, Venture Taranaki
Grant McQuoid, Director, Velocite
Jen Natoli, Team Lead, E tū
Wharehoka Wano, CEO, Taranaki Iwi

Duration: 00:39:36 | Date: 9 May, 2019

Keynote Address: James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron

Keynote address by James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron: A global perspective on the importance of taking action on climate change and how New Zealand can showcase leadership that captures the opportunities.

Duration: 00:35:29 | Date: 9 May, 2019

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern_Youth Panel

Jacinda Ardern on the importance of a Just Transition to New Zealand.

Youth Panel: Rangatahi perspective. With introduction by Rt Hon. Jacinda Ardern
The Panel consists of Josh Barratt, Ethan Sheaf-Morrison, Nikita Taiapa, India Logan-Riley.

Duration: 00:40:02 | Date: 9 May, 2019