The “Yes We Can” Symposium

In Paris the Government agreed to climate change targets. These will be meet by the emission trading scheme; domestic mitigation; and purchase of international emission reduction units. With appropriate policy assistance domestic mitigation could be cheaper than the Government purchasing international units. Businesses and local government are also looking to what immediate opportunities they can adopt to make them low carbon.

On the 31st of May 2016 the "Yes We Can" symposium presented examples of opportunities that are technically and economically achievable within the Paris timetable. Under the theme "Achieve the Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets" the event were also outlining a guidance on possible productivity and investment opportunities for business decision makers.

See here opportunities for New Zealand businesses out of Paris, presented by John Carnegie, Manager BusinessNZ Energy Council.