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Lowering emissions without breaking the bank

India’s economy is booming, driving up electric power consumption to unprecedented levels. The nation’s installed electricity capacity, which increased fivefold in the past three decades, is expected to triple over the next 20 years. At...

Do people move to places that are better for business or better for fun?

A new study from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research for the Building Better Homes, Towns, and Cities National Science Challenge uses a deep-dive analysis of census rent and wage data to look at whether...

A first step to pricing agricultural emissions

Catherine Leining explains why pricing agricultural emissions can begin sooner at the processor level, before transitioning to the farm level here at Newsroom.

Controlling emissions under rapid economic growth

How South Korea can meet its Paris climate pledge at low costSouth Korea’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the Paris Agreement on climate centers on a pledge to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 37...

The race to carbon zero

Governments around the world are trying to tackle climate change, what Jacinda Ardern has called her generation’s nuclear-free moment. But do New Zealand’s plans live up to the hype, and what are the stakes at...

Emissions across the economy – Expert Reaction

Our Lynn Riggs comments to the Science Media Centre about the release of Stats NZ's latest environmental-economic accounts report which sums up the changes to greenhouse gas emissions across industry and households between 2007-2017.Emissions from industry...

Zero Carbon Bill could resolve hard climate change issues and give business certainty needed to invest in transformation

interest.co.nz gives our Catherine Leining a platform to discuss the Zero Carbon Bill."So far, much of the public discussion around the Zero Carbon Bill (ZCB) has focused on what proposed emission reduction targets mean for...

New Human Rights Data Portal Coverage

Some amazing coverage from media around the world about HRMI’s new data that was released on Friday (NZ time). Check out the articles:Vox - Human rights in the US are worse than you think
TVNZ: NZ’s disabled...

Māori, disabled people, prisoners, and people in poverty suffer human rights violations in New Zealand

All images taken from our data portal, and freely available for use. To explore the data in full, go to the HRMI website.2019 HRMI Human Rights Country Report: Executive Summary on New ZealandThe Human Rights Measurement Initiative...

Motu News May 2019

From the Executive Director of Motu ResearchKia ora,Climate change should be the top of the pile issue for business leaders right now. I've been thinking about this issue for a long time and, spurred by...