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Dominic White

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Boosting voluntary climate action in Aotearoa New Zealand

This paper proposes an innovative two-track system aimed at scaling up voluntary climate action to help Aotearoa New Zealand meet its Paris Agreement targets – or mitigate beyond the targets.
Working paper

A community of practice for economic modelling of climate change mitigation in New Zealand

This document summarises the compelling case for developing a New Zealand ‘Climate Policy Modelling Initiative’ (CPMI). This initiative would coordinate and enhance delivery of modelling across multiple providers. This work is informed by several workshops that brought together economic modellers from a range of organisations.
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Research 'stars' in New Zealand: concentration, persistence and mobility

This report identifies a set of star researchers in New Zealand, based on the publication of very highly-cited papers. It then investigates the concentration of such papers across authors; the persistence of 'stardom' across time, and the extent to which stars come from abroad or...
Working paper

Land-use modelling in New Zealand: current practice and future needs

The drivers of land-use decisions are complex, and models provide a structured methodology for investigating these. For the public and private sectors to make robust land-use decisions under uncertainty, high-quality modelling tools and data are essential.
Working paper

Energy- and multisector modelling of climate change mitigation in New Zealand: current practice and future needs

As New Zealand joins with other countries to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, it will come under increasing pressure from changing economic opportunities, potentially disruptive new technologies, natural resource constraints, and evolving social and political drivers.