The first in a five-part series, this session provides an introduction and overview of key aspects of how climate change and associated risks –
both physical and transitional – are already intersecting with key areas of New Zealand law.
This session is not a laundry-list of developments, but a roadmap of how those developments, which will be discussed in more detail through the series, are influencing the legal landscape.
Amongst other matters, we outline the climate science, international climate change law, NZ’s Zero Carbon regime, legal developments affecting NZ businesses, and how the risks posed by climate change are likely to play into legal duties of governmental and private actors.
In this second session of the five-part series, the presenters look at how climate change is affecting property investment decisions, the management of real estate assets and how tenant needs are changing.
This is followed by an analysis of the recent changes to the Resource Management Act, which will now allow the effects on climate change to be taken into account in land development, consenting and planning decisions.
The property and resource management strains are woven together by assessing how climate change, at a practical level, is affecting property values and how the Resource Management Act has to date grappled with matters such as sea level rise.
With an eye on where climate change or emissions trading scheme (ETS) issues might arise, or where sustainable finance can play a role, the third session of the five-part Climate Change series will focus on what corporate & commercial lawyers, and banking & finance lawyers need to know about carbon law matters.
The presenters provide an overview of the ETS, and provide insights around which types of clients may be affected by the ETS and wider carbon issues, and how they may be impacted.
The session also includes consideration of infrastructure and the role of sustainable finance in helping to capitalise the transition towards a net zero position. Relatable case studies assist viewers to recognise where climate change-related input is required.
This fourth session provides an overview of trends and insights in domestic and international climate change dispute resolution.
Presenters Jenny Cooper SC, Daniel Kalderimis and Nicola Swan cover international and domestic climate change-related litigation and arbitration brought to date against governments and corporate entities, including claims in judicial review, tort, corporate and commercial law, and Treaty-based and indigenous rights; regulatory actions and investigations regarding climate change; and climate change-related commercial and investor-state arbitration.