Carbon Forestry 2021: Rod Carr to deliver keynote address

Wednesday 16 Dec 2020

We are pleased to announce Rod Carr as the keynote speaker for our FIEA Carbon Forestry 2021 Conference. Dr Carr will lead a strong line up of speakers for this timely national conference. The Climate Change Commission has a pivotal role to play in the next stage of New Zealand’s action to meet its international climate obligations with practical targets and timelines.

As Chair, Rod Carr is planning a course for the Climate Change Commission he helms through uncharted territory, looking to find a useful place for the body in New Zealand's public debate and the realities of politics. The Commission is empowered to push the Government to do more to reduce emissions, he will have to tread a fine line between doing his job and engaging in political advocacy.

According to Newsroom reporting (see more here) Carr's Commission has quickly taken on a role for education and awareness about climate change, engaging with members of the public and seeking from them a mandate to push harder for climate action.

Dr Carr has extensive experience in both public and private sector governance and leadership. Dr Carr led the University of Canterbury as Vice Chancellor for ten years and was the founding Chair of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board. He served as Chair and non-executive director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and served as Deputy Governor and for a time Acting Governor of the Bank.

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