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The Ballot Box Auckland: The Sustainable City

The Ballot Box Auckland: The Sustainable City

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  • Thu 22 Sep ’16, 6:00pm – 8:00pm


University of Auckland, Owen G Glen Building, 12 Grafton Rd, Grafton


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


The Ballot Box

Auckland is currently generating more emissions per person than London or New York.

Over the next 25 years, global energy consumption is expected to increase by one-third, while over the same period Auckland’s energy demand is projected to increase by twice that amount. Auckland is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change which will affect the region's economy, infrastructure, natural resources, biodiversity, and our quality of life.

As New Zealand’s largest and fastest-growing city, Auckland must find ways to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions while creating new economic opportunities and improving living standards.

In the third and final Ballot Box 2016 event, our panel of leading thinkers will discuss the steps needed to reduce emissions, and the multi-sector collaboration required for Auckland to address the broader consequences of climate change. They will highlight the challenges of transitioning to a high-growth, low-carbon eco-economy, along with the many economic and social benefits such a transition will bring, including job creation and an improved quality of life.

Registrations for the third Ballot Box event will open in mid-August.

Speakers already confirmed include:
Michael Stiassny: President of the Institute of Directors. Chairman of Vector Limited, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Limited and Tower Limited. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, a Lawyer and Senior Partner of KordaMentha.

Viv Heslop: Senior Advisor Sustainability at Panuku Development Auckland and previously the Sustainability Manager at Waterfront Auckland. Viv is an experienced sustainability professional who is committed to delivering sustainable urban developments and creating a shift to a sustainable mindset.

Rod Oram: Award-winning business journalist, writer and media commentator with over 40 years international experience. He is chairman of Akina Foundation, which helps social enterprises develop their business models in areas of sustainability.

Basil Sharp: Energy Education Trust of New Zealand Professor of Energy and Resource Economics, and Director of The Energy Centre at the University of Auckland. His current research focus is on the economic impact of flooding and liquefaction, energy efficiency, and the integration of renewable sources of energy.

Barry Coates (Facilitator): Barry is leading the sustainability programme at University of Auckland Business School. Prior to joining the school, he was Executive Director of Oxfam New Zealand 2003-2014, the senior executive at WWF in the UK, and a managing consultant on business strategy.

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