Climate Change Conference, 9-10 March

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From: Jeanette Watkins <>
Date: 23 February 2016 at 17:22
Subject: Climate Change Conference Rotorua: Confirm Your Registration Now

Climate Change 2016: “Sustainable Economic Growth That Does Not Cost the Earth”

Holiday Inn, Tryon Street, Rotorua, 9 – 10 March 2016
Hosted by Te Arawa Federation of Maori Authorities (FOMA)
This is the first national conference on Climate Change since CoP 21 in Paris and momentum is building around what New Zealand’s response is going to be. Climate change will affect everyone one of us and the evidence continues to build and more strongly indicate that Climate change is already here and its effect is increasing.
Te Arawa FOMA has developed a fantastic conference programme which will cover:
  • the political spectrum (Speakers: Hon Paula Bennett (Minister of Climate Change Issues), Andrew Little (Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the NZ Labour Party) and James Shaw (Leader of the NZ Green Party)).
  • negotiating NZ Climate change position (Speaker: Jo Tyndall (Climate Change Ambassador and Negotiation Lead in Paris, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade))
  • Maori development opportunities (Speakers Hon Te Ururoa Flavell (Minister of Maori Development), Chris Insley (Iwi Leaders Forum) and Darren Ngaru King (NIWA))
  • New Zealand and the IPCC (Speaker: Professor Ralph Sims (Massey University))
  • Climate change and the science (Speakers: Dr Sam Dean, (NIWA); Dr Warren Parker, (Scion): Dr Paul Newton (AgResearch): Professor Chris Battershill (Waikato University), Professor David Hamilton (Waikato University): Dr Carl Walrond (Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment))
  • Primary sectors and business (Speakers; Simon Millar (Pure Advantage) ; Peter Clark    (PF Olsen Ltd); John Carnegie (Business New Zealand))
  • Climate change and the New Zealand economy(Speaker: Ganesh Nana, (BERL))
  • Climate change and the weather (Speaker: Eric Brenstrum (Metservice))
  • Climate change, planning and local government (Speakers: Blair Dickie (Waikato Regional Council); Pim De Monchy (Bay of Plenty Regional Council))
This is a unique opportunity to hear first hand – what climate change will mean to your business and activities. Now is the time to start taking action.
Register today (Registration form attached)
2 day conference for $345 inclusive GST and a conference dinner – there will be no lower cost option to get this quality of information at one event.
1 day registration $172.50 inclusive GST
Student registration available
Registrations should be in by Friday 26 February 2016
For full programme contact Conference Administrator, Jeanette Watkins (027 435 7515).
Forwarded on behalf of the Te Arawa Federation of Maori Authorities Conference Organising Committee

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