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Zero Carbon Bill could resolve hard climate change issues and give business certainty needed to invest in transformation

interest.co.nz gives our Catherine Leining a platform to discuss the Zero Carbon Bill."So far, much of the public discussion around the Zero Carbon Bill (ZCB) has focused on what proposed emission reduction targets mean for...

New Human Rights Data Portal Coverage

Some amazing coverage from media around the world about HRMI’s new data that was released on Friday (NZ time). Check out the articles:Vox - Human rights in the US are worse than you think
TVNZ: NZ’s disabled...

Māori, disabled people, prisoners, and people in poverty suffer human rights violations in New Zealand

All images taken from our data portal, and freely available for use. To explore the data in full, go to the HRMI website.2019 HRMI Human Rights Country Report: Executive Summary on New ZealandThe Human Rights Measurement Initiative...

Motu News May 2019

From the Executive Director of Motu ResearchKia ora,Climate change should be the top of the pile issue for business leaders right now. I've been thinking about this issue for a long time and, spurred by...

Motu researchers on the wellbeing budget

Arthur Grimes has an opinion piece and Catherine Leining has a hot-take in The Spinoff.Arthur is also mentioned in ABC Australia’s PM, The Canberra Times, DPA International, and the Science Media Centre expert reaction.

Motu researchers on the politics of pandanomics, the perils of fruit juice, the perks of deactivating Facebook, the best time to score, and whether weeds can save the world...

Every couple of months, Motu research analysts provide the articles that have interested them to interest.co.nz Check out this month's list.

Greenhouse gas emissions: Govt opts for harsher penalties

The government has proposed further changes to the emissions trading scheme, including tougher penalties and higher costs for emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Our Catherine Leining talks about why some of the proposed changes to...

Climate Change Legislation Reform a Complex Tango

Commentary on Tranche Two Decisions on the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme by Catherine LeiningReforming New Zealand’s climate change legislation is a complex tango. Where the Zero Carbon Amendment Bill leads, NZ ETS amendments must follow....

Local expert opinion on prices is a good substitute for a full-fledged market price survey – since local prices are often missing this is great news

The comparison of poverty rates across two countries, or across regions within a country, is a common occurrence in analysis produced at the World Bank and other development agencies, as well as in published academic...

New Zealand’s well-being approach to budget is not new, but could shift major issues

At the end of this month, New Zealand will release its first “Well-being Budget”. It builds on treasury’s Living Standards Framework (LSF), published last December, which introduced a suite of well-being measures, including cultural identity,...