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OERC Seminar: COVID-19 disruption and new energy futures – Speaker James Higham

Our speaker Professor James Higham, Department of Tourism, School of Business, discusses how COVID-19 offers insights into radically reducing the carbon footprint of academic conferences, but what might the post-COVID future of conferences look like, and how do we advance a new conference convention for a climate-safe future?

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.

Zoom link
Password: 582894

Date Wednesday, 5 August 2020
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Sciences
DepartmentCentre for Sustainability
Contact NameMary-Jane Campbell

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