webinar register page

Energy and Climate Change: Are Australia and New Zealand running in opposite directions?
Australia and New Zealand are natural allies with a strong trans-Tasman sense of shared interests (off the rugby field). However, they have very different CO2 emission profiles and distinctly separate approaches to a commitment to net zero domestic CO2 emissions by 2050.

New Zealand is one of the few countries to have a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 enshrined in law: its Zero Carbon Act that was passed in late 2019 received multi-partisan domestic support. Meanwhile, Australia has been strolling towards some form of ill-defined zero climate policy that is currently the source of vigorous debate within the ruling Liberal/National Party coalition, as the country’s low emissions credentials have come under increasing levels of scrutiny by nations with better defined intentions.

This webinar will focus on how our speakers anticipate future domestic climate change policies and commitments of Australia and New Zealand will evolve following COP26, and what enabling policies will be required to ensure progress towards those goals. The speakers will also give their insights into how business interests and public perception in both countries may pressurize their respective governments into action.

Dec 9, 2021 08:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Webinar logo
Webinar is over, you cannot register now. If you have any questions, please contact Webinar host: IAEE.