The Ballot Box 2014 panel series: How green is our valley? What are the policy implications for New Zealand’s environment?

Join Adam Jaffe (Director of Motu and the 2014 Sir Douglas Myers Visiting Professor) as he moderates this 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).


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 environmental perceptions report by Lincoln University indicates New Zealanders think most aspects are managed reasonably well by the state. Water management rated as the most important environmental issue facing the country while greenhouse gas emissions and climate change were seen more as global issues.

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?

Venue: The University of Auckland Business School, Lecture Theatre Room OGGB5, Level 0, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland

Host: The University of Auckland Business School proudly supported and funded by the Sir Douglas Myers Visiting Professor endowment fund

RSVP: Please confirm your attendance before Tuesday 12 August 2014 by completing the online registration form.
Light refreshments will be served at 6pm.


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