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Barriers to Adoption of No-Cost Options for Mitigation of Agricultural Emissions: A Typology

Something stops farmersMitigating emissions.Find the barriers.This typology is intended as background for assessing the existence and significance of barriers to adoption of no-cost mitigation options in agriculture. It is based on a literature review, including the...

The role of land-use change

Even if livestock agriculture could technically be achieved with extremely low emissions, and currently it cannot, other land uses may be more profitable for New Zealand farmers once the costs of greenhouse gases and excessive...

Facilitating Carbon Offsets from Native Forests

Natives get rewards    Can we make it easier?    Birds and climate win.    This note aims to help firms looking to offset their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Emissions reductions from native forestry sequestration...

New Offset Options for New Zealand

Storing carbon down    below ground and in the sea    makes a better world.    This report synthesises the current state of scientific knowledge around the issues associated with three innovative carbon reduction or removal...

Evolution of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Linking

Cooperation    lowers mitigation costs,    but linking is hard.   The New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) was conceived as New Zealand’s gateway to the international carbon market with two objectives:assisting New Zealand to...

Evolution of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme: Sectoral Coverage and Point of Obligation

Emission pricing can have more effect when it reaches far and wide.When it was launched in 2008, the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) pioneered the design concept of implementing an emissions trading scheme...

An Effective NZ ETS: Clear Price Signals to Guide Low-Emission Investment

Smart investment needs    Clear ETS price signals    Set caps with price bands    Early in 2016 Motu Economic and Public Policy Research gathered together a group of participants from diverse backgrounds and sectors...

Clear price signals in the NZ ETS

Outline of this presentation:Context: Climate change challenge
Context: Motu’s ETS Dialogue
Managing international emission reductions
Predictable policy and clear price signals in the NZ ETS
Managing domestic unit supply
Price safeguards
Making it happen
 Summary of key messagesNew Zealand’s purchase of international emission reductions...

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...

Time-travelling on the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research has compiled an interactive timeline for the development and implementation of the NZ ETS from 2005 to 2015. It is intended as an information resource for:policy makers,
NZ ETS participants,
researchers, and

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