Seminar – Advocacy for climate action: Decarbonising transport by 2030

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A video recording of the seminar is now available below

Date: Wednesday 11 August 2021, 4 pm – 5.30 pm
In-person venue: Seminar Room, Koi Tū, Fisher Building, Level 7, 18 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland

In the third of our monthly Koi Tū seminar series, Dr Paul Winton will talk about advocacy as a pathway to climate action, and argue that decarbonisation of New Zealand should start with the transport sector.

He’ll share his work which identifies the best decarbonisation pathways by sector if New Zealand is to pull its weight internationally in line with the target to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

He argues the transport sector is the least-hard to decarbonise and needs to be almost completely decarbonised by 2030. He will explain the theory of change that places responsibility of the transport system decisions in the hands of less than a dozen people and how advocacy groups are aligned and focused on reaching these people, initially in Auckland, to drive the change at the rate and scale that New Zealand needs.

Join us for a 45-minute presentation followed by a 45-minute Q&A session.

This event is hosted in collaboration with the Infrastructure Network.

About Paul Winton

Paul founded Temple: Capital Investment Specialists in 2003 to support higher quality investment decisions for Boards, senior executives and sources of funds (Private Equity funds, debt funds and commercial lenders). His expertise is understanding market structures, the conduct of market participants and the performance that results from this as a means of informing entry / exit decisions.

Previously, Paul worked with McKinsey & Company and Partners in Performance. Paul is also founder and Director of kinaroad, a disruptive manufacturer of surfboards backed by a leading Australasian private equity fund in 2016. He holds a PhD and BE in mechanical engineering.

Paul founded The 1point5 Project, a not-for-profit backed by Sir Stephen Tindall, Phillip Mills and others to focus and amplify the voices of people targeting a 1.5°C future. Over the past two years Paul has presented extensively on New Zealand’s most pragmatic path to delivering its climate obligations and the gaps we need to close to doing so.

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