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PricewaterhouseCoopers Breakfast Meeting with Simon Upton

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"Where to next with Climate Change?"

Simon Upton is a specialist advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

A former NewZealand Member of Parliament (for 19 years) and a senior cabinet minister for nine years, Simon held a wide range ofportfolios including environment, research, science andtechnology, bio-security, health and state services. As Minister for the Environment, Simon was responsible forenacting both the Resource Management Act and the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act.

In this capacity he worked extensively with regional and territorial local government. On the international stage, the environment portfolio saw Simon involved in the entire negotiating agenda of the 1990s including the process leading to the Kyoto Protocol and the Bio-safety Protocol.

On retiring from Parliament in 2001, Simon took up the chairmanship of the Round Table on Sustainable Development at the OECD. He developed the Round Table into a significant high level forum which has made significant contributions to a variety of sustainable development issues including climate change, energy security and the sustainability of forestry and fishing. Simon left the Round Table in January 2007 to join PWC and a variety of other policy and business projects. He directs the Global Subsidies Initiative (a project promoted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development). Other commitments include membership of the Advisory Board to the Holcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction, the Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University and membership of the International Council for Sustainable Innovation of Switzerland (ISIS).

Simon is a qualified lawyer and a Rhodes Scholar. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal New Zealand Society in 1999, and made a member of the Privy Council in the same year.

Venue: PWC Corner Bryce and Angelsea St Hamilton.
Date: Thursday 11 December 2008
Time: 7.30am - 8.45am
Cost: $35 SBN Members and $65 Non-Members Breakfast is included
RSVP: Waikato@sustainable.org.nz by 8 December 2008

PricewaterhouseCoopers is opposite the bus terminal > check this link for bus near you.







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