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Insurance, housing and climate adaptation: Current knowledge and future research

Insurance, housing    Are hard climate change issues    Let’s research and talk    Climate change will inevitably threaten New Zealand’s coastal housing, but the exact nature of that threat will depend on the insurance...

New Zealand's Low Emission Future: Transformational Pathways

What we do matters      The choices we make today         Safeguard our futureFrom May 2014 through February 2016, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research convened a group of about 20 cross-sector stakeholders...

Idea Bank of Pathway Milestones for New Zealand’s Low-Emission Future

Low-Emission Future Dialogue participants recognised that other experts were already conducting technical and economic assessment of New Zealand’s mitigation options, and sought to complement that effort by exploring what changes across society could help to turn...

Assessing New Zealand's climate target ambition

Catherine Leining, Brian Fallow and James Renwick provide perspectives on NZ's climate change approach, as revealed at a panel discussion on 'New Zealand at Paris Climate Talks: Leader, Follower or... Laggard?'
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Charting a course for New Zealand’s low-emission future

On 28 June 2016, Suzi Kerr presented to the Speaker's Science Forum on how to help NZ towards a low emission future.
In collaboration with the Speaker of the New Zealand Parliament, The Royal Society of...

Avoiding the Unmanageable: Getting to a low emission future

By the end of this century, the world needs to transition away from fossil fuel use and to a low emissions future to limit climate change. Technologies are rapidly evolving to make this possible but...

Briefing: An Integrated Framework for Stakeholder Processes on Climate Change Mitigation

During public consultation on the government’s 2030 emission reduction target (intended nationally determined contribution, or INDC), many stakeholders issued a strong call for greater public input into government decision making on climate change mitigation and...

Who’s Going Green? Decomposing the Change in Household Consumption Emissions 2006 – 2012

Power, flying, meat.     Producers’ emissions are         improving. Your turn.We update the analysis of Allan et al. (2015) and re-examine whether New Zealand households have become greener consumers using newly...

Agricultural Emissions Mitigation in New Zealand: Answers to Questions from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

Farmers change slowly     Avoid pain with clear signals     Research; replace cows.     This paper explores how New Zealand should address agricultural greenhouse gas emissions: methane and nitrous oxide. The starting point is the...

Cows, Sheep and Science: A Scientific Perspective on Biological Emissions from Agriculture

The science is clear.     When debating emissions,     consider your goals.     Biological emissions from agriculture (methane and nitrous oxide) make up almost half New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions, so their importance relative...

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