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Emissions Trading and Forestry in NZ

New Zealand is the first, and still the only, country to fully include forest landowners in a greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme, the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS). A new paper released today…

How longer term insurance policies could prevent mortgage defaults in the future

Jenee Tibshraeny from interest.co.nz reports on rising sea levels & the 'no insurance no mortgage' dilemma, with response from the insurance companies. "Climate change - when does it get real? When a king tide and cyclone collide…

Emissions Trading Scheme review - reaction

The Government today announced a package of changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) following a review of the system. Catherine Leining, Motu's Policy Fellow, responded in the media: NZ Herald - Brian Fallow: Govt's carbon policy?…

Director role: advice and influence at the highest level

It doesn’t take long for visitors to the office of Adam Jaffe, Director of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, to notice a framed replica of the Nobel Peace Prize on the wall. After letting…

Coverage of Valuing Sunshine paper

The paper discussing the value of sunlight to homeowners was mentioned in: TVNZ Breakfast - Will sunshine change the way we build? at 33.50 RNZ Nine to Noon - Giving sunshine a price tag BRANZ - Assessing a site…

A new approach to emissions trading in a post-Paris climate

We explore in The Conversation how New Zealand, a trailblazer for emissions trading, might drive a low-emission transformation, both at home and overseas. More...

Q&A: What Kiwis think about climate change

Waikato University researchers have begun a new study that will canvas Kiwis on how New Zealand can prepare for climate change. The two-year research project - supported with a $270,000 research grant from the Deep South…

NZ policy from a wellbeing perspective

Arthur Grimes examines three New Zealand policy initiatives through a wellbeing lens. The policies examined are the social investment approach, NZ's international airlines policy, and monetary policy. Here's the article at NewsroomNZ.

High World Ranking for Climate Change Work

A tiny research organisation from New Zealand has ranked tenth in the world for climate change work internationally and second for think tanks outside of Europe and North America. Only six staff from Motu Economic and…

Motu News - June 2017

From the DirectorMotu is creating a new group of supporters to build a foundation for our mission of building New Zealand capacity for economic analysis, particularly our internship programme. The Motu Hapū was launched last…