In this post-covid world it is crucial now more than ever, that we have informed debate on important public policy and economic issues. In response to this new landscape, we have initiated a virtual Motu Research Round Table webinar series. This video conference format means we can reach out to some incredible thought leaders from around the globe.

Thoughts on Climate change in a post covid world 

Speaker: Suzi Kerr is the Chief Economist at Environmental Defense Fund. She was, until May 2019, a Senior Fellow, and from 1998 - 2009 Founding Director, at Motu Research in New Zealand.

The Panel:
Dr Judy Lawrence - Senior Research Fellow at the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington, Director of PS Consulting Ltd and Climate Change Commissioner.

Anna Broadhurst - MFAT - veteran climate negotiator, survivor of the Paris negotiations.

Jake Roos - is an expert in carbon reduction strategy, particularly in local government. He operates as an independent consultant.

Tom Pettit -  is the Sustainability Manager at Wellington City Council.

Kelly Forster - Programme Director of He Waka Eke Noa – Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership 

Ben Gleisnerleft Treasury in 2012 to found a tech start-up, CoGo

You can find the slides here. (2MB)

Watch the Video presentation here.

Previous Seminars

You can find slides (and sometimes audio) from previous Public Policy Seminars here.

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The seminars are free to the public, and there is no need to register to attend. You can sign up here to receive email invitations to either our Wellington or Auckland seminars.

Our Public Policy Seminar Series is generously sponsored by Statistics New Zealand.