EDS welcomes appointment of Dr Rod Carr as chair of the Climate Commission
At the EDS Climate Change and Business Conference this morning, Climate Minister James Shaw announced the appointment of the new Chair of the proposed Climate Commission.
“The appointment of Dr Rod Carr as the Climate Change Commission Chair-designate is a very good one,” said EDS CEO Gary
“Dr Carr has a stellar reputation as a careful, innovative and very sound thinker and administrator. He has a PhD in
insurance and risk management and has served in an analogous role as Chair of the Reserve Bank. This is a highly
relevant background and experience.
“I expect the appointment has cross-Parliamentary support.
“The next essential step in the process for setting up the Commission is for the Zero Carbon Bill to be enacted. This is
now urgent and I’m calling on all political parties to support the creation of this entity which will guide us through
the transition to a net zero economy,” Mr Taylor concluded.
Environmental Defence Society
EDS is a not-for-profit environmental organisation committed to improving environmental outcomes within New Zealand.
The Environmental Defence Society (EDS) is a professionally run, independent environmental group that was established in
1971. It brings together the disciplines of science, planning, landscape and the law.
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It operates as a think-tank, providing thought leadership on key environmental issues as well as representing the
environment before councils and the courts.
EDS is located at the collaborative and business aware end of the environmental movement, seeking constructive
engagement with all sectors, to achieve good environmental and economic outcomes for all New Zealanders. It has
It also plays an education role, helping business, councils, community groups and iwi to better understand best
practice resource management. EDS runs national and regional conferences and seminars on topical issues.
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