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Matt Burgess v7

Podcast: The Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan

Matt Burgess talks to Ben Craven about his latest NZ Herald column and submission on the Government’s Emissions Reduction Plan. Matt explains why most government policy interventions in the name of climate change cannot reduce emissions as they are already under New Zealand’s emissions cap. Read more

Matt Burgess
Podcast
29 November, 2021
Matt Burgess v8

Podcast: Climate of fear: How the Reserve Bank is overstepping its mandate

Matt Burgess joins Oliver Hartwich to discuss his latest research note, Climate of fear: How the Reserve Bank is overstepping its mandate. Matt’s research documents serious breaches of the RBNZ's responsibilities as regulator of the financial system, including one instance of misconduct. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Matt Burgess
Podcast
10 November, 2021

Media release: Climate of fear: How the Reserve Bank is overstepping its mandate

Wellington (Tuesday, 9 November 2021) The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) has no legal or democratic mandate for climate change, says a new report from think tank The New Zealand Initiative. Climate of fear: How the Reserve Bank is overstepping its mandate documents serious breaches of the RBNZ's responsibilities as regulator of the financial system, including one instance of misconduct. Read more

Matt Burgess
Media release
9 November, 2021
Oliver v7

Podcast: What the Three Waters reforms will mean for councils

The Government has announced they will confiscate councils’ three water assets, despite widespread opposition from mayors, councillors, and ratepayers. Ben Craven sits down with Oliver Hartwich, Matt Burgess and Eric Crampton to discuss what the proposals will mean for councils; the winners and losers; and why centralised control of water assets is not the answer to local water issues. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Dr Eric Crampton
Matt Burgess
Podcast
28 October, 2021

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