Directing Mitigation Policy and Action for Results

Published: 2017

Authors: Catherine Leining, David Fleming, Suzi Kerr

This roundtable is convened by Motu in collaboration with the New Zealand Productivity Commission, the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, and the Environmental Defence Society.

This is the last of four roundtables bringing together diverse experts from New Zealand and overseas to shed new light on particularly thorny questions for New Zealand’s low-emission transition.

Shaping New Zealand’s low-emission future will begin with a keynote address by Cameron Hepburn, Oxford University (by video conference). From there, participants will look at the following thorny questions:

  • How can New Zealand position itself to be a fast adopter of international innovation?
  • Where and how can we better align climate change and other policies to meet New Zealand’s targets?
  • What are the key interdependencies to manage across sectors? Are any major mitigation options mutually exclusive?
  • Where is New Zealand vulnerable to factors that could derail our low-emission transition?   
  • What are the behavioural policy lessons that would be the biggest drivers of consumer change (e.g. lessons from smoking, drink driving/speeding etc. information campaigns)?
  • How should groups least able to adjust be assisted?
  • What changes are needed to our systems for education, training and career development? 

Participation in this roundtable is open to all and will include experts and decision makers from government, business, research, and civil society organisations.


 

What: eMission Possible Roundtable: Shaping New Zealand’s low-emission future

When: 8:30am-12:30pm, April 2018

Where: Lecture theatre RHLT3, Rutherford House, Victoria University, Wellington

RSVP: to e-mission@confer.co.nz

 


 

Draft Agenda

Session 4A: Building an effective climate change policy portfolio

8:30 – 8:45 Formal mihi and welcome by the project partners. 

8:45 – 9:15 Keynote address: Cameron Hepburn, Oxford University (by video conference)

9:15 – 9:45 Keynote address: Jason Gray, California Air Resources Board (TBC)

9:45 – 10:15 Productivity Commission: Report on findings

10:15 - 10:30 Commentary by Motu

10:30 – 11:00 Morning tea

11:00 - 11:30 Panel response to questions:

  1. How can New Zealand position itself to be a fast adopter of international innovation?
  2. Where and how can we better align climate change and other policies to meet New Zealand’s targets?
  3. Where is New Zealand vulnerable to factors that could derail our low-emission transition?
  4. What will drive consumer change, and what can we learn from other areas?
  5. How should the groups least able to adjust be assisted?

11:30 – 12:30 Discussion with the audience and panelists

12:30 – 1:00 Closing remarks

Funders

Aotearoa Foundation, Ministry for the Environment, Productivity Commission of New Zealand