Motu Events

Information about Motu events, including Public Policy Seminars, which are a forum for informed debate on important public policy issues.

You can find slides (and sometimes audio) from previous Public Policy Seminars here.

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Motu Research briefing: Boosting voluntary climate action in Aotearoa New Zealand. Part 1

 Many organisations in Aotearoa want to go beyond government requirements to help tackle climate change. However, past approaches to voluntary offsetting and carbon-neutral claims are not compatible with the Paris Agreement. In this webinar, Motu Policy...

Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

Rebecca Henderson gave a short presentation on her recent book: Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire. Her book not only outlines how capitalism needs to change if we are to build a just and sustainable world, but...

Global Productivity: Trends, Drivers and Policies

Speaker: Alistair Dieppe from the World Bank presentation on his recent paper which presents the first comprehensive analysis of the evolution and drivers of productivity growth, examines the impact of COVID-19 on productivity, and presents a wide-range...

Thoughts on Climate change in a post Covid world

Speaker: Suzi Kerr is the Chief Economist at Environmental Defense Fund. She was, until May 2019, a Senior Fellow, and from 1998 - 2009 Founding Director, at Motu Research in New Zealand.The Panel:Dr Judy Lawrence - Senior Research Fellow...

Exploring Preconditions for Effective Global Responses to Climate Change

Speaker: Jeremy Webb, a Kiwi in the process of completing his PhD at University College London When Jeremy started his research, he was looking for options that might help solve climate change. He quickly realised the problem...