This was the first 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.
Unlocking our low-emission future began with a keynote address by Prof Charles Kolstad from the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (by video conference). View the presentation slides by Prof Charles Kolstad here (or watch the video below).
The roundtable event was informed by a presentation on low-emission pathways (Catherine Leining, Motu Policy Fellow) and a presentation on models and institutions for adaptive decision-making (Suzi Kerr, Motu Senior Fellow). View the presentation slides by Catherine Leining and by Suzi Kerr. Or listen and watch a video of the slides by Catherine Leining here and by Suzi Kerr here.
From there, participants looked at the following thorny questions:
Participation in this roundtable was by invitation only and included experts and decision makers from government, business, research, and civil society organisations. For this roundtable, presentations by keynote speakers and Motu researchers were made public (see links above). Discussions involving panellists and audience members were held under the spirit of the Chatham House Rule, where participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) may be revealed. However, individuals may choose to disclose publicly their own participation in the roundtable and contribution to the discussions.
What: E-Mission Possible Roundtable: Unlocking our low-emission future
When: 8:00am-12:45pm, Wednesday 29 November 2017
Where: Lecture theatre RHLT3, Rutherford House, Victoria University, Wellington
8:00 – 8:30 Registration at RHLT3. Morning tea and coffee in front of RHLT3.
8:30 – 9:00 Formal mihi and whakatau: Elijah Pue. Welcome by the project partners.
9:00 – 9:30 Keynote address: Prof Dr Charles Kolstad, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (by video conference)
9:30 – 9:50 Motu presentation on low-emission pathways (Catherine Leining, Policy Fellow)
10.20 - 10.45 Discussion with the audience and panelists
10:45 – 11:15 Morning tea
11:15 – 11:35 Motu presentation on models and institutions for adaptive decision making (Dr Suzi Kerr, Senior Fellow)
12:05 – 12:30 Discussion with the audience and panelists
12:30 – 12:45 Closing remarks: Key points and questions to carry forward to future roundtables
Aotearoa Foundation, Ministry for the Environment, Productivity Commission of New Zealand, British High Commission, The Treasury