NZ | Annual Symposium | Environmental policy to practice: preparing for a low-emissions future

EIANZ New Zealand Chapter | Annual Symposium

EIANZ New Zealand Chapter invites you to their annual Symposium, which always proves to be a very popular event on the New Zealand environmental calendar.

This year's Symposium will look at current practice and work in the field of low-emissions and develop ideas on how EIANZ and its members might implement the recommendations of recent reports on NZ strategy and policy around the topic. The Productivity Commission's final report will be released at the end of August, and there will be further work from the Climate Commission so this event will be very timely. We will hear from speakers with a range of rural and urban environmental management backgrounds to provide updates on recent practical developments in their areas about the options available for implementing recommendations.

Meet the speakers:

  • Amelia Sharman: Principal Advisor at the Interim Climate Change Committee: on secondment from the Productivity Commission
  • Kevin Crutchley: Resource Efficiency Manager, Strategy & Transformation Group, Christchurch City Council
  • Victoria Metcalfe: National Coordinator of the Participatory Science Platform in the Office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor
  • Rachel Puentener: “How To” initiative in Christchurch
  • Stewart McKenzie: Sustainability advisor at EnviroMark Solutions
  • Nick Tait: Developer at DairyNZ
  • Paul Melville: Associate policy advisor at BECA
  • Sean Weaver: Executive Director at Ekos
  • Craig Salmon: Ministry for the Environmen​​​​​t

Symposium will be an opportunity for participants to get an overview of current activities and research in our quest for low or zero emissions. They will be encouraged to discuss how the inter-disciplinary links between topics can be made, and consider what gaps in information, policy or practice the Institute can fill.

Following the Symposium participants are invited to join us for drinks and nibbles at the Christchurch Antarctic Centre. There we can “relax” with the “Antarctic experience”, gallery and 4D movie, and continue the discussions of the day!

There are sponsorship opportunities available for this event.


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Attendance at this symposium will earn 1 per per hour to your CEnvP CPD log.

Thanks to our sponsors for this event

Event details

When: 14 September 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: Christchurch Russley Golf Club
428 Memorial Avenue, Burnside, Christchurch

Cost: $250 - Members, $350 - Non-members, $50 - Student members

Registrations Close: 12th September 18 7:00 PM

Places Available: 45

Contact: Registration and event enquiries to or call +64 9887 6972

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