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Quick take: Why the ETS is a great tool for fixing climate change

In this Quick Take episode, Matt Burgess explains why the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is a simple and effective way to reduce carbon emissions overtime at the least cost. The ETS, which New Zealand has implemented, means no other climate policies are needed, so why does the Government continue to introduce them? Read more

Matt Burgess
Nathan Smith
Podcast
24 November, 2020
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Quick take: What is Rod Carr thinking about climate change?

In this Quick Take podcast, Matt Burgess asks why Climate Change Commission chair Rod Carr wants to stop aircraft travel and container shipping to help save the climate when carbon offsets will let Kiwis do both. If you would like to listen to our latest podcasts, please subscribe to The New Zealand Initiative podcast on iTunes, Spotify or The Podcast App. Read more

Matt Burgess
Nathan Smith
Podcast
19 November, 2020
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Quick take: Matt Burgess on pumped hydro

Senior Economist Matt Burgess joins Nathan Smith to discuss the government’s pursuit of a $4 billion-plus pumped hydro scheme in Central Otago. If you would like to listen to our latest podcasts, please subscribe to The New Zealand Initiative podcast on iTunes, Spotify or The Podcast App. Read more

Matt Burgess
Nathan Smith
Podcast
12 November, 2020
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Policy Point: Is climate change a key risk to global financial stability?

At the end of October, governor of the Reserve Bank Adrian Orr boldly asserted in a speech that climate change is “a key risk to global financial stability.” He made the case for urgent “transformation” as an “important, imminent, and personal” issue. Although the Reserve Bank Act does not mention climate change, the RBNZ is responsible for financial stability. Read more

Dr Bryce Wilkinson
Policy Point
2 November, 2020

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