Person

Suzi Kerr

Creator Affililation: 
Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

Creator/Contributor
12
Pageview Total: 82

Working paper

03 Aug 2017

Few new trees planted 
Low price limited effect 
Can reform fix this?​

New Zealand is the first, and still the only, country to include forest landowners as full and, in some cases, mandatory participants in a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions trading scheme (ETS), the...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Discussion paper

31 May 2017

Early in 2016 Motu Economic and Public Policy Research gathered together a group of participants from diverse backgrounds and sectors to engage in a deep dialogue on key issues that affect the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) in order to generate new insights and strategic options...

Working paper

01 May 2017

The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM) establishes the need to set and manage water resources within limits. This report is the first national assessment of the indirect impacts of the NPS-FM on New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). The water quality...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Working paper

29 Nov 2016

We update the analysis of Allan et al. (2015) and re-examine whether New Zealand households have become greener consumers using newly available data. We combine input-output data from 2006 and 2012 with detailed data on household consumption from the 2006 and 2012 Household Economic Surveys (HES...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Working paper

19 Oct 2016

The science is clear.     
When debating emissions,     
consider your goals. 

Biological emissions from agriculture (methane and nitrous oxide) make up almost half New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions, so their importance relative to carbon dioxide is of particular...

Working paper

19 Oct 2016

Farmers change slowly     
Avoid pain with clear signals     
Research; replace cows.

This paper explores how New Zealand should address agricultural greenhouse gas emissions: methane and nitrous oxide. The starting point is the internationally agreed-upon goal of limiting...

Working paper

16 Aug 2016

The New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) presents an opportunity to compare the theory of linked emissions trading with practice. From 2009 until late 2012 New Zealand was linked to the Kyoto market and there was no indication that this link would be broken. In November 2012 the New...

Working paper

25 Nov 2015

New Zealand households are emitting 4.6 per cent less greenhouse gas than they used to. This is a fall of approximately one tonne of emissions for a two person household that spends $80,000 per year. That’s the equivalent of the emissions involved in driving from Picton to Bluff five times....

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Working paper

15 Aug 2014

Abstract

Land is an important social and economic resource. Knowing the spatial distribution of land use and the expected location of future land-use change is important to inform decision makers. This paper documents and validates the baseline land-use maps and the algorithm for spatial...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Commentary

Article

23 Jun 2014

Recent news reports about different aspects of the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) have proven wrong the well-worn saying that there’s no such thing as bad publicity. The government’s ...

Share
Geographic Coverage: