Dr Kate Meyer - Planetary Accounting - FREE EVENT

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The climate is changing before our eyes. News articles about imminent species extinctions have become the norm. Images of oceans full of plastic are littering social media. These issues are made even more daunting by the fact that they are literally global in scale. In the face of these global environmental crises it can be hard to know where to start to help change the state of our planet.

Planetary Accounting sets out how to break down many of our global environmental issues into manageable chunks that you – as an individual, a chief executive, a city councillor, or a national committee member – can tackle.

We call it “planetary accounting”, because it is about creating a series of environmental “budgets” that will stop us overshooting the planet’s natural boundaries. From that, we can then calculate everyone’s fair share, and hopefully in the process make it easier to visualise which individual, corporate or community actions will have a real environmental impact. See the website for more detail and the video overview below.

 

Dr Kate Meyer, Founding Director of Planetary Accounting has a vision of a world where people flourish on a healthy planet Kate is an engineer, a sustainability scientist, and a consultant. Her early career was focussed on sustainable building design. She led the environmental design for many significant and cutting edge built environment projects in NZ, Singapore and Perth, where she led Arup's sustainable building design team.

Kate noticed a large gap between the science of sustainability and business and government policies and approach. She shifted her focus to developing a framework that would help to address this gap, under the umbrella of a PhD. The result was Planetary Accounting. Kate now leads sustainability consultancy firm Ecometrics and the charitable research centre - the Planetary Accounting Network. 

 

When
September 25th, 2019 6:30 PM   through   8:00 PM
Location
12 Grafton Road
Business School
Owen Glenn Building, University of Auckland
Auckland, AUK
New Zealand

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