2020 will be a milestone year for New Zealand. We’ll have a Climate Change Commission, a general election and will be entering the decade when Paris commitments have to be achieved. Time is running out on 2030 and while many organisations have started the journey to lower emissions, they still need ongoing advice. For the others, fingertips have to be hovering over the panic button.

Add to that COVID-19. While New Zealand is finally emerging from lockdown, the world has changed. Organisations face a monumental challenge in addressing climate change in a post COVID world, but address climate change we must and deferring actions, even in testing times, will merely exacerbate the hurt of trying to achieve substantial emissions reductions in a short period at the end of the decade.

The easiest, most cost effective and judicious next step in achieving lower emissions is to learn what can be done and how to do it. That’s what the CEP conference is for and the 2020 programme will be focused on enabling delegates move their organisations to lower emissions.

Our 2020 conference will be delivered digitally, enabling delegates to overcome the constraints of travel and maintaining social distancing that our post-Covid world demands while still taking advantage of the knowledge and expertise of an outstanding line-up of speakers.

We’ve teamed up again with The Sustainability Society for 2020 and also partnered with EECA and its Gen Less programme to deliver this ultra low carbon conference.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Mike Hopkins (CEO) and the CEP Team

Session Recordings – Registration Links

We now have the recorded conference sessions available for just $150+GST (NZD) per session.  This gives you the option to register for which day/session you are interested in as follows:

Day 1 Session – Industry Opportunities

Session 1 focuses on industry opportunities in a post COVID environment. Benoit Lebot, Senior Advisor, Ministry of the Ecological and Inclusive Transition of France, leads our session on opportunities, discussing opportunities in international collaboration. We’ll also hear about opportunities in the Pacific Islands from Deta Consulting, opportunities opened up by New Zealand Green Investment Finance (Craig Weise) and Trans Tasman opportunities that will be essential business builders as our COVID induced bubbles slowly grow.

Register Here


Day 2 Session – Sustainable Solutions

Session 2 is focused on Sustainable Solutions and includes speakers from some of New Zealand’s leading lights in sustainability, including Fonterra, Watercare and Toitu Envirocare.

Register Here


Day 3 Session – Innovations

Session 3 rounds off the conference with a forward looking set of sessions on Innovations. The latest in solar energy, energy storage, vehicle to grid charging and carbon capture are all on the agenda.

Register Here


Dates & Times

When: 9, 10 & 11 June, 2020

Times: 9:30am-12:30pm daily

Where: Online 

Pricing Information 

Pricing Level Full 3 Days
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday attendance
Single Day
Single day attendance only – either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
(CEP, TSS, YEPN Member or CEP Partner Employee)
$360 $135
Non Member $400 150
Student / Retired $200 $75
Standard $400 150

NB: All prices excludes GST and are shown in New Zealand Dollars

Discount rates (Member, Student, Retired) are available until 5.00pm Tuesday 2 June 2020 

From 5.00pm Tuesday 2 June 2020 the Standard rate applies for all registrations.  Then to receive the full three day conference price of $400+GST you need to  register before 12noon, Monday, 8 June.  After that time you can only register for each day at $150+GST (Total for three days will be $450+GST)

Speakers & Programme

Click this link for a list of our confirmed speakers  CEP Conference 2020 Speakers

Click this link for a copy of the 3 day Conference Programme pdf

Conference News

International Line-up for Carbon & Energy Conference 202014 May 2020

CEP Conference Goes Ahead – In Digital Format30 April 2020

Sponsorship Opportunities

Pay What It’s Worth Sponsorship

If you are interested in joining us as a partner please contact Vicky ( [email protected]).  We are always open to explore opportunities that fit both your organisation and CEP.

Contact Us

For all conference enquiries please contact our conference organisers ForumPoint2

Paula Armstrong | Project Manager | [email protected] | +64 27 649 2081

Vicky Riley | Project Coordinator | [email protected] | +64 21 027 27023