Net Zero: The road to 2050

New Zealand has a goal to reach Net Zero by 2050 and EY, in collaboration with Newsroom, has created this podcast series, Net Zero: The road to 2050, in order to navigate the most interesting, critical and sometimes confusing ways in which New Zealand can tackle climate change and reach that target.

The 6 episode series covers agricultural emissions, exploring the myths and realities around carbon sinks and why there’s a difference between native and non-native trees when it comes to carbon credits. As well as understanding if green hydrogen lives up to its hype and finding out how the homes we live in - can help New Zealand get to carbon zero.

06 Episodes

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Presenters Angela Ogier Matthew Cowie Pip Best

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Green hydrogen, does it live up to the hype?

You’d think a sport that uses the power of the wind would have no difficulty being seen as clean and green. But when it comes to America’s Cup sailing, the faster the big boats go – the harder the chase boats have to work to keep up.
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Episode 01

Duration
26m 17s

Presenters

Angela Ogier

EY Oceania Hydrogen and Energy Transition Director

Permanent carbon forests in New Zealand. A big future or a big risk?

Trees good; carbon bad – and anyone who wants to reduce emissions should be planting, right?
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Episode 02

Duration
23m 00s

Presenters

Matthew Cowie

EY Oceania Climate Change and Sustainability Services Partner

Pricing agricultural emissions – will this make a difference?

In the third of our Net Zero: The Road to 2050 podcasts, Nikki Mandow turns her attention to the most contentious sector when it comes to our climate change goals - agriculture. | Made in collaboration with EY
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Episode 03

Duration
27m 10s

Presenters

Matthew Cowie

EY Oceania Climate Change and Sustainability Services Partner

Sustainable finance. Is this transformational or green wash?

In the fourth of our Net Zero: The Road to 2050 podcast series, we look at how the power to reach our carbon emissions targets could be in the hands of the bankers.
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Episode 04

Duration
22m 47s

Presenters

Pip Best

EY Oceania Climate Change and Sustainability Services Partner

When green is a dirty word

In the fifth of our Net Zero: The Road to 2050 podcasts, Nikki Mandow looks at how businesses have got away for so long doing so little for the environment, instead often buying loyalty from eco-conscious customers with meaningless buzzwords. Still as she discovers talking to experts – including pioneer sustainable fashion company founder Peri Drysdale – that’s changing.
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Episode 05

Duration
27m 33s

Presenters

Gerri Ward

EY NZ Climate Change and Sustainability Services Director

How your home can save the planet

Our houses are contributing big time to climate change - just by being there. In fact, they cause up to 10 percent of New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions. But there’s some cool stuff happening to reduce the harm our homes cause – and even make them part of the solution. Listen to the final episode of the Net Zero: Road to 2050 podcast to find out more.
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Episode 06

Duration
30m 00s

Presenters

Angela Ogier

EY Oceania Hydrogen and Energy Transition Director