Wellington Seminar

The Next Wellington Seminar


Russell McVeagh and the Law & Economics Association of New Zealand have the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar on the future of climate policy in Aotearoa.

The future direction of climate policy in Aotearoa

Speakers: Suzi Kerr & Dr Rod Carr

Date: Tuesday 17th of August 2021

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM NZST

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Event Details:

Join Chief Economist at the Environmental Defense Fund Suzi Kerr and Climate Change Commission Chair Dr Rod Carr as they discuss where Aotearoa needs to go next to drive more ambitious climate action. Suzi and Rod will explore what Aotearoa looks like through the eyes of the world by reflecting on the views and experiences of those overseas, and look at how this can help us move forward in addressing climate change at home.

Speaker details:

Suzi Kerr is the Chief Economist at Environmental Defense Fund. She was, until May 2019, a Senior Fellow, and from 1998 – 2009 Founding Director, at Motu Research in New Zealand.

She graduated from Harvard University in 1995 with a PhD in Economics. In 2010 she won the NZIER Economics award. She has also worked at the University of Maryland at College Park, Resources for the Future (USA), and the Joint Center for the Science and Policy of Global Change at MIT. She was a Visiting Professor at Stanford University for the 2009/10 year, and at the University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia in the first half of 2014. She was an Adjunct Professor at Victoria University, Wellington from 2015-18. She was a member of the Air New Zealand Sustainability Panel from 2017-19, in 2018, was President of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. From 2018-19 she was a member of the New Zealand Interim Climate Change Committee.

Dr Rod Carr has extensive experience in both public and private sector governance and leadership. 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. Dr Carr was the founding Chair of the National Infrastructure Advisory Board and for over a decade was a non-executive director of the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. He led the University of Canterbury as Vice Chancellor for ten years, and holds a PhD in Insurance and Risk Management, an MA in Applied Economics and Managerial Science, an MBA in Money and Finance and honours degrees in law and economics.

Queries about the event can be directed to:
Brett Woods, [email protected]



Lawyers may note that if this seminar is part of your learning objectives in your CPDPR, then attendance at this event can count for one hour of your 10 CPD hours. Please contact a LEANZ representative at the event to confirm your attendance.