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Open Zoom wānanga
Below you will find a list of our upcoming public Zoom sessions. If you can’t make it to a live event you can catch up later – all recordings will be available below.
International speaker series - Clean energy in the transition to net zero
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM NZDT, Tuesday 12 October
Join internationally renowned energy economist Michael Liebreich, along with our Chief Executive Jo Hendy , to explore the past, present and future of the global transition to clean energy. This session will look at what a net zero emissions energy system looks like, the role of governments in harnessing and driving innovation, and opportunities for Aotearoa in this space.
International speaker series - The shift towards emissions-free transportation
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM NZDT, Thursday 28 October
Join Monica Araya, along with Commissioners Dr Judy Lawrence and Professor James Renwick, for a session on the future of mobility and the role of transport in the global transition to low emissions. Monica's an electrification advocate and member of the UN Climate Champions’ team.
We’ve been running some great online events on our mahi. If you missed out, you can watch the recordings below.
International speaker series – Race to zero: the UN climate champions
In this session we were joined by UN Climate Champion Gonzalo Muñoz to hear about the Race to Zero campaign and what he's hoping for from this year’s UN Climate Change Conference, COP26.
International speaker series: Behaviour change in climate adaptation and mitigation
In this session we were joined by Professor Tatiana Filatova in the Netherlands to look at the role of behaviour change in climate action, and what drives people’s decisions to mitigate or adapt to climate change.
Open Zoom: An audience with environmental economist Suzi Kerr
17 August 2021
In this session environmental economist Suzi Kerr, Commission Chair Rod Carr and principal economist Chris Holland have a panel discussion on the intersection of climate action, climate change policy and economics.
International speaker series: Understanding the climate crisis and action in the Pacific Islands
13 August 2021
In this session we are joined by Dr Hilda Heine & Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner. They share what the climate crisis means for the Pacific Islands and how Aotearoa can work together with its Pacific neighbours.
International speaker series: Exploring the role of international climate finance
28 July 2021
In this session we are joined by Amal-Lee Amin, Sandra Guzmán and Natalie Unterstell to examine the role of climate finance in an international context, what this means for reaching global targets, and how this translates domestically to financing climate action at home.
International speaker series: EU strategy for net zero - emissions pricing and policies
15 July 2021
Professor Jos Delbeke shared his insights on the EU's targets and pathways to 2050, the future of the EU ETS, and what Aotearoa can learn from the experiences in Europe.
Ināia tonu nei - explaining our advice follow up Q&A
24 June 2021
We received so many questions during the first explaining our advice session that we couldn’t get through them all. This is the recording of the follow up Q&A session where we covered off more questions, and addressed some of the areas we missed, in the first open zoom.
Ināia tonu nei: The Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)
22 June 2021
At this session we explained our advice on the Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for Aotearoa.
Ināia tonu nei: Emissions Budgets and Modelling
22 June 2021
At this open zoom, we spoke about our emissions budgets, our modelling and the judgements we used in forming our advice.
Ināia tonu nei: Transport, Energy, Industry and Buildings
15 June 2021
Listen to our key recommendations for the transport and energy, industry and buildings sectors, as well as at what’s changed from our draft advice.
Ināia tonu nei: Agriculture, Forests and Waste
15 June 2021
Listen to our key recommendations for the agriculture, forestry and waste sectors, as well as what’s changed from our draft advice.
Open Zoom: Ināia tonu nei - explaining our advice
11 June 2021
Listen to our Chair Dr Rod Carr and Chief Executive Jo Hendy talk through our first advice to government and what this milestone means for New Zealanders.
International speaker series: Enabling a just transition for workers and communities
20 May 2021
Adele Morris and Daniel Raimi, in conversation with commissioners Catherine Leining and Dr Judy Lawrence, share respective insights from their research into communities dependent on fossil fuel industries in the US.
Climate Change Commission international speaker series: an audience with Chris Greig, Princeton's Andlinger Center
21 April 2021
Our commission Chair Dr Rod Carr and Commissioner Catherine Leining spoke with Senior Research Scientist Chris Greig. They discuss the potential pathways and impacts of a transition to net zero in both Aotearoa and overseas.
Climate Change Commission international speaker series: an audience with Professor Frank Convery, UCD
8 April 2021
Our Commissioners Dr Harry Clark and Catherine Leining joined Professor Frank Convery to discuss the role of agriculture emissions in the transition to a low emissions future, the similarities between Ireland and Aotearoa, and leading the way on climate action.
Climate Change Commission international speaker series: an audience with Lord Deben, Chair of the UK Committee on Climate Change
17 March 2021
Climate change is a global issue - so our Commissioner Dr Harry Clark sat down with global leader Lord Deben, Chair of the UK Committee on Climate Change, for an open Zoom on the UK's climate response and what Aotearoa can learn from it.
Climate Change Commission open Zoom series - Q&A: School Strike 4 Climate X Climate Change Commission
5 March 2021
After our online session with School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C) on 18 February, we received so many fantastic questions we couldn't get through all of them during our session! Watch this follow up Q&A session where there was another opportunity to answer questions.
Climate Change Commission open Zoom series - Our modelling results - C-PLAN and DIM-E
2 March 2021
Learn more about the results from the C-PLAN and DIM-E models and how we've used them to shape our first package of advice to government.
Climate Change Commission open Zoom series - What our advice could mean for New Zealanders
26 February 2021
Listen to our Principal Analyst, Karen Lavin, and Senior Analyst, Carly Soo, as they explain what our draft advice means for families, businesses and communities.
Climate Change Commission open Zoom series - Our electricity market modelling results
26 February 2021
Join our expert modelling team and consultants to hear more about the future electricity system that our pathway requires. In this open Zoom we present the results from the electricity market modelling that forms part of our evidence and helped to form our advice.
Climate Change Commission open Zoom series - How our models work: C-Plan and DIM-E
23 February 2021
Join our expert team to learn more about how the C-PLAN and DIM-E models work and how we’ve used them to shape our first package of advice to government.
Climate Change Commission open Zoom series - Our path to 2035
19 February 2021
Listen to our expert team unpack our proposed path to deliver the first emissions budgets for Aotearoa.
Climate Change Commission open Zoom series - School Strike 4 Climate X Climate Change Commission
18 February 2021
Join School Strike for Climate and the Climate Change Commission as they talk about what Aotearoa needs to do to tackle climate change, how young people can get involved, and what the Commission’s advice means for the future of Aotearoa.
BusinessNZ and Climate Change Commission consultation events – an overview of our draft advice
17 February 2021
During February 2021 BusinessNZ and the Climate Change Commission collaborated on a series of events to share how the Commission have approached their first package of draft advice.
The Commission’s Chair Rod Carr, Chief Executive Jo Hendy and representatives from their technical teams presented on what the Commission’s advice could mean for Aotearoa – you can view the slides here.
Climate Change Commission open Zoom series - Getting to 1.5 degrees and the NDC
15 February 2021
Join Climate Change Commissioners Catherine Leining and Professor James Renwick along with Principal Analyst Matthew Smith as they provide an overview of our recommendations on the steps Aotearoa must take to limit warming and meet our international targets.
Climate Change Commission open Zoom series - The impacts of climate action: mitigation and adaptation
11 February 2021
Join Climate Change Commissioner Dr Judy Lawrence and analysts Karen Lavin and Sally Garden as they explore what our advice says about the role of mitigation and adaptation in climate change.
Climate Change Commission open Zoom series - Agriculture and forestry in the transition to low emissions
10 February 2021
Agriculture and forestry have a role to play in the transition to a low emissions Aotearoa.
Listen to Commissioners Dr Harry Clark and Professor Nicola Shadbolt talk through what our advice recommends in these areas.
Climate Change Commission open Zoom series - The role of ETS in our advice
2 February 2021
Our Commissioner Catherine Leining and Principal Analyst Eva Murray talk us through what our proposed emissions budgets mean for the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
Climate Change Commission open Zoom series - Intro to our advice
31 January 2021
Listen to our Chair Dr Rod Carr delve into the detail of the Commission’s advice on the steps Aotearoa must take to reach its climate targets and what this could mean for New Zealanders.
Open Zoom - Reducing emissions and perspectives from iwi/Māori
26 January 2021
Here we talk about our approach, how we applied the He Ara Waiora framework to understand wellbeing from a Te Ao Māori perspective, and key themes we heard throughout engagement with iwi/Māori.
Open Zoom - What climate action means for Aotearoa
21 January 2021
Hear our expert analysts talk through the potential benefits and impacts of climate action on individuals and groups across Aotearoa - and what could happen if we fail to act.
Open Zoom series - The big decisions
11 December 2020
How quickly should Aotearoa act and what’s our role in the international effort to tackle climate change? Listen to Commission Chair Rod Carr talk through some of the big decisions we will have to make as a nation.
Open Zoom series - The Science and getting to 1.5˚C
9 December 2020
Listen to our expert panel talk through our approach to reducing greenhouse gases and meeting the international target of limiting global warming to 1.5˚C
Open Zoom series - Rangatahi for climate action
7 December 2020
Hear from some of our younger team members talk about the future they want for Aotearoa, and how they are working to make it happen.
Webinar – Our modelling
18 November 2020
If you are interested in how the Commission has been building the evidence to support our future advice, listen to our modelling expert Chris Holland talk through the detail.
Open Zoom series – Vision & pace of change
17 November 2020
Listen to our Chair Dr Rod Carr talk about the Commission’s vision for our future – and what it will take to get there.
Climate Change + Business Conference
11-12 November 2020
Presented by Rod Carr
Open Zoom - Get to know our sectors
18 January 2021
Our advice to Government looks at a range of sectors – from transport to heat, industry and power; land to waste management – to see what we can do to drive climate action across Aotearoa’s economy.