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Thinking for The Future - Business Lunch


Mon 19 Mar 2018, 12:15pm–1:30pm

Where: The Moorings Restaurant and Bar, 23 Perriam Place, Cromwell, Central Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission (includes lunch): $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Bodeker Scientific

Climate change?
Carbon neutral?
Good business decisions?

Tickets include lunch and are strictly limited.

Dr Bronwyn Hayward, Associate Professor - University of Canterbury
“How should citizens respond to climate change?” Given the mounting climate issues facing communities and the expectation in the Paris Climate Agreement that citizens would hold their governments to account, what are the most effective ways citizens can make a difference on climate change?

Catherine Leining, Policy Fellow - MOTU
“Transformational Low-Emission Pathways for New Zealand” explores the possible characteristics of a successful net-zero-emission economy in New Zealand in 2050 and adaptive pathways for getting there. This work would draw from the outcomes of our Low-Emission Future Dialogue process as well as the recent study by Vivid Economics.

The Speakers:
Dr Bronwyn Hayward is Associate Professor in Political Science and International Relations, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. A Lead Author for the IPCC special report 1.5 Degrees, she also leads a 7 nation study of children and young people’s life styles in cities with CUSP: Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity, a UK ESRC funded research group.

Bronwyn serves on the International Social Science Council and Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development, UK. In 2014 she was the inaugural co-winner of UC College of Arts Conscience and Critic research award and was a 2017 Canterbury Fellow to Oxford University College. She is author of a new book Sea Change: Climate Politics and New Zealand with Bridget Williams Books.

Catherine Leining has over 24 years of international policy experience with specialisation in climate change mitigation policy. As a Policy Fellow at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, she co-leads Motu’s research and engagement programme on “Shaping New Zealand’s Low-Emission Future.”

She has held policy positions at the Ministry for the Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington City Council and New Zealand Transport Agency. In government roles, she helped to design the NZ ETS and served on the New Zealand delegation to the UNFCCC negotiations (2008-2009).

In the US, she held policy positions at the Center for Clean Air Policy, ICF Consulting and the International City/County Management Association. She provides independent consulting through Silver Lining Global Solutions ( and has been trained as a Climate Leader under The Climate Reality Project launched by Al Gore. She holds a BS in biology (with distinction) and French from Duke University.

Q. What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?
A. There is plenty of parking available at the venue (The Moorings Restaurant & Conference Centre, Pisa Moorings, Cromwell)

Q. How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
A. Please email

Q. What's the refund policy?
A. Refunds are available 24hrs prior to the event

Q. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A. Please bring your printed ticket with you if at all possible. Where reservations have been made on the day of the event and guests have been unable to print a copy of their ticket, please bring something to show your booking, e.g. a copy of the confirmation email on your phone.

Q. Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
A. Yes