Emissions trading and its implications across key New Zealand sectors was on the agenda at a key summit in Wellington last month.
Bell Gully partners Simon Watt and David Craig and senior associate Damian Stone were among the speakers at the Emissions Trading and Policy Summit held over 27-28 March.
Simon and David gave a presentation focusing on the advantages of getting started in emissions trading before the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZETS) is launched, and outlined the process for the sale and delivery of units. They discussed the different markets which exist, related products and the pros and cons of the market options.
Damian Stone examined the impact of the NZETS on key Maori industries including agriculture, forestry and fisheries. He looked at how it may change the management of Maori land, as well as the effect on the Treaty of Waitangi and Treaty settlements, and opportunities for growth it could present for Maori.
To read Simon and David's presentation click here.
To read Damian's presentation click here.
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