About the Just Transition Summit
Play your part in shaping our transition pathway.
New Zealand has some decisions to make about our future – our environment, the ways we live and work, and our economy.
A low emissions future
The Just Transition National Summit, to be held in Taranaki in May 2019, is a chance to have your say in defining what a just transition to a low emissions future looks like in New Zealand, and what steps we need to take towards a new kind of economy with good, high paying jobs.
It’s also a chance to hear from and engage with local and international speakers and experts in the field, including those who are already taking their own great strides towards a low emissions future. We all have a role to play – government , business, workers, Māori and the wider community – so come along and take part in this exciting Summit.
How the summit came about
The Prime Minister first discussed the suggestion of a Just Transition Summit in May 2018.
Collaborative approach to just transition essential(external link) - PM media release 25/5/2018
The importance of a Just Transition to New Zealand, introducing the summit and inviting the audience to join Government in partnership to make the transition.
Youth voice – this is our future.
Shine a light on Taranaki and the work they’re doing to develop a roadmap.
Learnings from international leaders
The whole world is facing these issues. Here are some examples of what international leaders are focusing on.
The Pacific are the first nations to feel the effects of climate change. We don’t have years, action needs to happen now.
How does this relate to New Zealand
What is New Zealand already doing? What changes are needed? What are the opportunities? Discussion with New Zealand business, iwi and community leaders on what a Just Transition could mean for New Zealand.
How businesses are changing their business models to meet sustainability challenges – and what this means for their stakeholders.
Navigating the future of work
What are the future challenges and opportunities for workers? How can companies support their employees and communities in the transition – what does good practice look like?
Bringing it all together – what does this mean for New Zealand?
Welcome back and opening
Introducing Day Two
Economics of climate change
How climate change issues are changing the way economists view the world.
Navigating the new environment
Understanding New Zealand’s emerging landscape – what does this mean for the transition?
How technology can help us solve the emissions challenge
What is the role of technology and innovation in making a transition to a low emissions economy?
Investing in change
How to navigate the new investment requirements, including raising and repurposing capital.
Challenges in change
How the energy sector has embraced community and iwi engagement for new developments and projects.
Emerging opportunities (Hydrogen)
Focus on new technology and how it is being developed in New Zealand.
Emerging opportunities (Future of food)
Navigating a new environment which is challenging how to farm and produce food. How to drive change across the sector?
What is happening from here?