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CANCELLED - OERC & CEFGroup Seminar: Presenter Karen Silk GM Experience Hub Westpac NZ

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances this seminar has been cancelled.

The next speaker in the OERC Seminar Series: COVID-19 disruption and new energy futures', Karen Silk, GM Experience Hub, Westpac New Zealand, will provide her thoughts on opportunities and challenges that have arisen due to COVID-19 and its aftermath and the role that Sustainable Finance can play to help mitigate future environmental and social crises.

Karen Silk was appointed GM for the Experience Hub in January 2020. She has been at Westpac New Zealand Ltd since November 2012. Prior to this she was GM Commercial, Corporate & Institutional Bank.

Karen is a board member of the Sustainable Business Council, co-chair of the Sustainable Finance Forum and is lead author of their ground-breaking interim report 2019 - https://www.theaotearoacircle.nz/sustainablefinance

COVID-19 has turned all aspects of our world upside down. Our ‘normal’ lives in lockdown would not have been imaginable just months earlier. Energy systems have been significantly affected by COVID-19. Industrial and commercial electricity demand has been significantly reduced and the demand for transport fuel has shrunk dramatically.

As we emerge from lockdown, it is critical to question what our experiences during the lockdown might mean for how we reimagine and reconstruct our future ‘new normal’.

In this OERC seminar series we invite a range of speakers from across the energy system – from industry, academics, community groups and government to reflect on what lessons we can draw from the COVID-19 pandemic that might help to accelerate a transition to a zero-carbon energy future in NZ. This series will consist of a 20 minute talk by speakers followed by 30 minutes of discussion.

Date Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Research Events
Event Type Open Seminar
DepartmentCentre for Sustainability
LocationZoom: please contact us for details
CostFree
Contact NameMary-Jane Campbell
Contact Emailoercadmin@otago.ac.nz

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