Our focus has been on getting out and about across the country, listening to what people have to say. We’ve met with over 200 organisations and individuals so far, including in the electricity, energy, transport, agriculture, financial and forestry sectors.
Consultation and engagement is a critical part of our work, and we've embarked on a targeted but very extensive engagement programme. Our Terms of Reference(external link) require us to:
... engage with the public, iwi/hapū/Māori, industry, technical experts, special interest groups, sector lead groups and other interested parties.
Focussing our engagement progamme on the two key questions in our Terms of Reference has enabled us to engage deeply, with very frank and fruitful discussions, with a good cross-sector of New Zealand businesses, organisations and sector groups.
What we've heard so far
David Prentice, ICCC Chair, recently distilled from the many and varied conversations with stakeholders a number of themes. Broadly, what he's heard so far from stakeholders falls into one of the following five themes:
- We’re all in this together: We need to understand the likely impacts of any proposed changes across sectors and regions. What are the opportunities and issues? How can we support impacted communities to prosper?
- Acknowledge progress to date: Work on reducing emissions is happening right across the country. How do we create a compelling narrative around work already taking place for NZ Inc?
- Highlight the opportunities: We need to provide insight into opportunities for diversification. Stakeholders want us to provide detailed evidence and analysis to understand and plan.
- Certainty and predictability: Be clear about our evidence and eventual direction enabling us to plan while encouraging the financial sector to invest and reward good practice.
- Global Stage: We need to consider opportunities and risks for New Zealand on the global stage. We must honour our international committments, while continuing to grow New Zealand for our future generations.
BlueScope Pacific Steel
Rural Women New Zealand
11th EDS Climate Change & Business Conference
Meeting with Federation of Māori Authorities
Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter
Martinborough Farm Visit
Matatina Marae Te Roroa
Callaghan Innovation - Hydrogen storage solutions
Generating Power with Boilers, Biomass Burners, Solar and Wind
Farmer Workshop with DairyNZ Climate Change Ambassadors
For more updates on our engagement programme see our Updates from the Committee section.