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  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • 25 September 2020
  • Webinar
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  • 1.00 FE Points

#WGBW2020 - Shovel ready. Can it ever work?

Governments around the world have looked to 'shovel ready' projects as a source of economic stimulus. But shovel ready projects have faced huge criticism for locking in outdated projects, missing massive opportunities to build back better, and for only protecting traditionally male jobs, and driving female unemployment. Can shovel ready as a concept ever deliver an economic stimulus that also delivers a zero carbon, more equitable Aotearoa?

Aotearoa, and the rest of the world, is facing two substantial challenges. We need an effective economic stimulus. And we also need to slash our climate pollution.

These twin challenges will not be solved unless healthy, less polluting places for people are put at the heart of the solutions.

This is the most important time ever for the building and construction sector in Aotearoa. Our sector has a key role to play in tackling era-defining problems. And that’s what makes this year’s World Green Building Week so vital.


Webinar Host:

  • Rod Oram - International Business Journalist


      • Shamubeel Eaqub - Economist, Author and Media Commentator
      • Jenny Cooper - Queen's Counsel, Shortland Chambers
      • Adrienne Miller - General Manager, New Zealand, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia
      • Simon Wilson - Senior Writer, New Zealand Herald

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