In this webinar Max Rashbrooke talked about his twin research interests: economic inequality and open government.Read more
Professor Jonathan Boston discusses the importance of long term planning and governing to ensure a desirable future in the 9th of the Economy of Enough webinar series.
He also discussed the many obstacles associated with the way we think and short term political cycles. Most importantly, Johanthan outlines many examples and policy options that would significantly improve governing for the future in New Zealand.Read more
In this webinar scientist Craig Anderson explored future food production trends which typically focus on ‘sustainability’ and technology augmented production. But are these visions sensible? What will the future look like if we realistically analyse today?
Will future vegetable production occur in sterile indoor environments? Will your future burger be yeast-based and grown in a vat? Will future food production chains be tracked and traced via modification resistant blockchain cryptography?Read more
Tradable Energy Quotas can help move us to a more sustainable economy, and possibly even contribute to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. In this webinar Joshua Floyd, a researcher in energy and societal futures with the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne, argues for the need to simplify our lifestyles and institutions to ensure resilience in the face of energy descent.Read more
In this webinar Dr Geoff Bertram provided an analysis of the promise versus the reality of electricity sector “reform”, the theory of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) as a market-mechanism-based way of pricing carbon compared with outcomes and how the broken electricity market interacts with the corporate-captured ETS. He also commented on the Climate Change Commission's draft report.Read more
A recording of webinar #5 is now available.Read more
In this webinar recording Dr Girol Karacaoglu, Head of the School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington, talks about his work at the NZ Treasury promoting an integrated economic, environmental and social approach to policy advice. Find out how the Wellbeing Budget came about, what the challenges were, how far we have come, and where the process is heading.
This essay, by Joanna and Jack Santa Barbara, is derived from a presentation given to the Nelson Tasman Climate Forum in September 2020.
It relates strongly to ideas developed by Jeanette Fitzsimons in ‘The Economy of Enough’.