NATIONAL OFFICE WELLINGTON: Can we take on Norway in the electric vehicle stakes?
Tuesday, 2 April 2019 at 5.45pm
RHLT1, Rutherford House, Victoria University, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington

SPEAKER: HE Paul Gulleik Larsen, Ambassador to Norway

Can we really take on Norway?Meridian thinks we can. But are we in competition with Norway or in deep admiration? There’s a lot to be envious about Norway. From high happiness stats, a huge sovereign wealth fund, and social equality, to the highest number of electric vehicles on the roads per capita.  Is the lesson from ‘the Norway model’ that we can have our cake and eat it too? While it shares many similar approaches to New Zealand, Norway’s history, geography and political system lead to particular economic, sustainability and security policies.