Monday 18 August - 4pm - Outside the Skycity Convention Centre 88 Federal Street Auckland
Protest the Lack of real action on climate change and demand real and adequate change.
This Monday the Climate and Business conference will be held at the Skytower Convention Centre
schedule: The event goes from Monday morning (18th) till Wednesday (20th) 5.30pm evening. - Programme available here:
http://www.climateandbusiness. com/program. html
The official start is at 4pm on Monday 18th at 4pm.
Meet outside the entrance to the Convention Centre and give a clear message that immediate action is wanted, and half way measures are not going to cut it.
Greenwash and marketing
New Zealand is known for its clean and green image, but the reality reveals something else. Emissions trading schemes are the new corporate 'solution' to rising emissions and unsustainable growth dependent on fossil fuels. Simply re-branding industries like the coal and oil industries and allowing 'offset options' for airfares does not change the reality of a warming world and changing climate.
Demand change, and call for real action and polluter pays, not public subsides and corporate wellfare for the largest polluters, like Fonterra, Comalco and NZ Steel.
Take part in the welcoming committee for the government ministers and corporate lobbyists and CEOs who are debating out future, supposedly on our behalf, and make your voice heard.
There will be other events held too.
Read more about the climate and business conference:
FROM THE WEBSITE-
Download the full registration brochure here
The 4th Australia-New Zealand Climate Change Business Conference will be held on 18-20 August 2008 at the SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. The New Zealand Ministry for the Environment and the Australian Federal Government are the Foundation Sponsors.
The program for 2008 will again focus on risks and opportunities posed to business by climate change. Emissions trading, both regulated and voluntary, are a focus, as are other complementary measures to drive emissions reductions. The program is structured with plenary sessions that will examine big-picture issues while concurrent session streams will provide practical advice on specific issues facing business.
More than 90 expert speakers from the region and around the globe are confirmed to present. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will be providing a message via video link. Both Helen Clark and Kevin Rudd have been invited and it is hoped will feature in a Prime Ministers’ Dialogue. Other key participants include New Zealand’s Climate Change Minister, Hon David Parker and senior officials from the Australian Federal government. Hon Bill English, Deputy Leader of the New Zealand National Party, is also a confirmed participant.
The Clean Billions Clean Tech Investment Symposium, presented by The New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development, will be held on the morning of Monday 18 August, preceding the official start of the Conference. The Symposium will look at New Zealand’s major new clean technology breakthroughs: what are they, how they could earn billions globally and how to make them happen. Please see separate registration information for this precursor event.
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Read about carbon trading and the limits of offsets: