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New appointments to the Climate Change Commission Board

 

Minister of Climate Change James Shaw has announced three appointments to the Climate Change Commission Board.

Deputy Chair Lisa Tumahai has been reappointed for a second term and will be joined on the Board by new members Dr Andy Reisinger and Dr Tanira Kingi.

“I am delighted that Lisa Tumahai will continue in her role as Deputy Chairperson. The Board has benefited from her expertise in governance and te ao Māori. In Dr Reisinger the Board gains a climate scientist of international repute, and in Dr Kingi decades of research experience in New Zealand’s primary industries.”

Minister Shaw also expressed his appreciation for the contribution of retiring Commissioner Dr Harry Clark. “Dr Clark’s expertise and perspectives have made a significant contribution to the ability of New Zealand to confront climate change while recognising the unique profile of our emissions and our economy,” James Shaw said.