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Centre for Sustainability Seminar - Clean Energy and Affordable Transport: the Green Vision presented by Jullie Anne Genter, MP

The Greens announced our 2020 Clean Energy Plan to ensure a just transition away from fossil fuels. Labour also adopted the Green goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and now we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make healthier, vibrant communities a reality while tackling the climate crisis and rebuilding the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic. We can deliver fast, frequent, clean transport options powered by renewables that put communities on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050.

This presentation examines the sweet spot of addressing energy and transport to make both cleaner, cheaper and smarter, improving wellbeing and reducing emissions. Its not a fait accompli and will require leadership and a clear plan. So what can the Greens do, and what pressure can we apply to achieve the renewables target and transform our transport system at the same time?

Julie Anne advocates for building towns and cities that put people at their heart, support strong healthy communities and enhance our environment. She graduated from UC Berkley, and studied politics and economics in France before moving to New Zealand. Here, Julie Anne worked as a transport and planning consultant for some of New Zealand's leading firms.

Julie Anne entered Parliament in 2011 as a Green Party MP. She is currently the Green Party spokesperson for Finance, Transport, Infrastructure, Urban Development, Building & Construction, Energy and Local Government. Julie Anne was the Minister for Women, and Associate Minister for Transport and Health in the previous coalition Government. Julie Anne lives in Wellington with her 2-year old son Joaquin, and her partner, Peter.

Date Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Time 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Open Seminar
CampusDunedin
DepartmentCentre for Sustainability
LocationCentre for Sustainability Seminar Room, 563 Castle Street, Dunedin
CostFree
Contact NameMary-Jane Campbell or Nicki Topliss
Contact Phone+64 3 479 5220
Contact Emailcentre-sustainability@otago.ac.nz

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