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New videos explain emissions trading and how it helps NZ reduce climate change

New Zealand’s 2017 election renewed debate about how emissions trading can support New Zealand’s transition to a successful low-emission economy.To help explain how the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) works, Motu Economic and...

PhD Scholarships Available

Motu is involved with Te Pūnaha Matatini, which is offering scholarships for PhD students studying a wide variety of subjects. Students will be supervised by Motu staff on three of these projects:The Science of Science Funding with Adam...

Could shared equity schemes be a way for the new government to forge a new path in state housing?

Gareth Vaughan of interest.co.nz takes a look at a shared equity scheme that was proposed and rejected for Tamaki. This is both an article and a video with Pat Snedden and Arthur Grimes. More...

Opportunity for Ardern over 'wellbeing'

Colin James writes in the Otago Daily Times about what the Treasury is telling Grant Robertson about ''wellbeing economics''. This includes a look at Arthur Grimes's work. More...

New view on gas emissions welcome

Richard Rennie of Farmers Weekly talks with Suzi Kerr and others about the way that foresters, environmentalists and climate change experts are welcoming the Government’s policy moves to manage the country’s runaway gas emissions....

NZ water systems particularly vulnerable to climate change

The recent Edgecumbe floods saw raw sewage floating through the streets, making the clean-up extremely challenging. Six months later, 500 houses are still unliveable and flood-proofing the town remains a distant goal.The asset value of...

Stormwater and Wastewater Paper Coverage

The Climate Change and Stormwater and Wastewater Systems report, commissioned by the Deep South National Science Challenge, highlights infrastructure issues Aotearoa New Zealand may face as it grapples with “increasingly severe risks” of extreme rainfall,...

Excellence in economics brings home the Sir Frank Holmes prize

Motu is pleased to announce the top economics tertiary student for 2017 is Livvy Mitchell, from AUT who has won the Sir Frank Holmes Prize. In recognising Sir Frank Holmes as one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent economists and...

Coalition deal: Is our new R&D goal realistic?

Innovation experts have welcomed the new coalition government's goal of boosting spending on research and development to two per cent of GDP over 10 years. But it won't be easy - and could require a huge...

New Zealand PM-elect confirms ETS will stay as carbon price rallies to 1-yr high

New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern on Friday confirmed that the country’s emissions trading scheme would stay as part of the new government’s wide-reaching climate policies, as NZU prices surged 2.7% to their highest levels...