Earth Talks with Rod Carr

Rod Carr speaking at Terra Nova's Te Ao Earth Week

On this podcast we talk about “Life on a Changing Planet” with Rod Carr.

Podcast Introduction

If you watch one thing today, watch Dr Rod Carr share what we consider “Life on a Changing Planet 101”.

This short preview video sets the tone, as Dr Rod Carr, Chairperson of Climate Change Commission, [Aotearoa NZ’s eminent leader on climate] brings the statistics and numbers we hear about with climate change into perspective. Whether the earth heats to 1.5 of 2 degrees Celsius doesn’t seem real until it impacts your backyard.

In this full video, linked below, Dr Carr imparts a dose of eco-required wisdom. He speaks to the reasons that we need to make rapid change and provides an overview of the realities and opportunities in areas of electricity transportation, and agriculture.

How do we get ahead of the climate catastrophe before it’s truly too late? Check out the full podcast to find out.

Interviewee Rod Carr

In the podcast we speak to Rod Carr, based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Prior to his appointment as Vice-Chancellor at the University of Canterbury in February 2009, Dr 

Rod Carr was Managing Director of Jade Software Corporation Ltd. Dr Carr joined Jade in July 2003 after a distinguished career in the banking sector, which included holding the position of Acting Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. During a five-year career at the Reserve Bank he played a key management role as a Director and Deputy Governor, including five months as Acting Governor. Prior to this he was a Senior Executive at the National Australia Bank in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Carr holds a PhD in Insurance and Risk Management and an MA in Applied Economics and Managerial Science from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; an MBA in Money and Financial Markets from Columbia University, New York; and undergraduate

honours degrees in law and in economics from the University of Otago. He is a Fellow of the

New Zealand Institute of Management and is involved in several private and public companies

as a director, including the Lyttelton Port Company Ltd and the Canterbury Employers

Chamber of Commerce. He is presently Chairman of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and is a Trustee of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust.


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