2018 sees the roll-out of the Government's commitment to address climate change and herald a new low-carbon context for New Zealand from 2018. Public consultation is planned in May 2018 for a Zero Carbon Act and establishment of an independent climate change commission.
A Zero Carbon Bill by October 2018 and a framework for a net-zero emissions economy by 2050 - www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.
Businesses should have plans to respond to market demand for low carbon products, adapt to global drivers to reduce emissions, and the capacity to identify and pursue economic options to improve their productivity.
EMANZ and EECA have developed a post-graduate level skills development course - Energy & Carbon Manager Professional - to assist larger organisations increase productivity while reducing their carbon footprint.
This capacity building and training programme has been developed for energy and sustainability management professionals employed by New Zealand's larger energy users, and consultants who work with them.
For further information see www.emanz.org.nz/energy-and-carbon-manager-professional-training or contact Programme Co-leader Norman Smith (Mob 021-499-031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).