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Combating climate change with the power of location technology.
From extreme weather events to worsening air quality, decreasing biodiversity to rising sea levels, climate change is set to be a major policy challenge for Aotearoa in the coming decades.
New Zealand’s economy – perhaps more than others – is intimately linked to climate. With a climate future that’s closely tied to Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, and an economy that’s still heavily dependent on agricultural output and an array of coastal cities, climate change is a systemic risk that must be addressed now.
With new regulations from the Government changing the way our finance sector must manage environmental risks, this timely event will see industry experts discuss the threat of sea level rise and its impact on the insurance and banking sector – and how location-enabled technology might be a solution.
Building climate-smart strategies is no easy feat. Location technology is an indispensable tool in reporting, mitigating and managing environmental risks and impacts.
- Xinyu Fu – Lecturer of Environmental Planning – University of Waikato
- Michael Allis – Senior Associate – Coastal Engineering, Resilience and Adaption – Beca