Responding to climate change doesn’t require choosing between profit and fairness or between economic gain and doing the right thing. However we do need to evolve our economy and it’s up to each of us as individuals, as cities and government, as organisations and businesses, to take action. At an unprecedented pace, cities and nations around the world have started to do well by doing good – creating healthier people and places while delivering sustained wealth and value.
How can we boost New Zealand's productivity, get a grip on our rising emissions, and ensure that we transition to a resilient, inclusive and future-focused economy?
Sector leaders will debate that very question. They will share real examples of how we are innovating and starting to transition, where there are ripe opportunities for transformation, and what we must seriously commit to in order to deliver a better, stronger and fairer Auckland and New Zealand. The event follows the launch of the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ Our Atmosphere and Climate 2017 report, which will provide context for a transition starting point. This conversation will unequivocally challenge all sectors to find sturdy common ground to lay the foundation of a new economy