These roundtables will be convened by Motu in collaboration with the New Zealand Productivity Commission, the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, and the Environmental Defence Society.
The road to our net-zero future is paved with challenging questions for which there are no definitive answers – just choices to be made under uncertainty and consequences to be faced under risk.
Four half-day roundtables brought together diverse experts from New Zealand and overseas to shed new light on particularly thorny questions for New Zealand’s low-emission transition. The roundtables were convened by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research in collaboration with the New Zealand Productivity Commission, the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, and the Environmental Defence Society.
Participation in the first three roundtables was limited and by invitation only. For each roundtable, presentations by keynote speakers and Motu researchers were made public alongside summaries of the discussion. Discussions involving panellists and audience members will be held under the spirit of the Chatham House Rule, where participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) may be revealed. However, individuals may choose to disclose publicly their own participation in the roundtable and contribution to the discussions.
The fourth roundtable was open to the public and included an update from the Productivity Commission on the draft report that came out on 28 April.
The organisers gratefully acknowledge additional funding support from the Aoteoroa Foundation, Productivity Commission of New Zealand, NZ Treasury and others.