New videos explain emissions trading

December 2017

New Zealand’s 2017 election renewed debate about how emissions trading can support New Zealand’s transition to a successful low-emission economy.

To help explain how the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) works, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research has created seven short videos answering questions asked by students relating to climate change and the NZ ETS.

The videos answer the following questions in simple language:

    • What is emissions trading?
    • How does emissions trading affect me?
    • We’ve had an ETS for years, so why are emissions still going up?
    • Can the ETS be fixed?
    • What can we do about dodgy carbon credits?
    • Is the ETS enough?
    • Wouldn’t a carbon tax be better?

The videos star students from the Wellington region alongside Dr Suzi Kerr, an international emissions pricing expert and co-leader of the 2016 World Bank and International Carbon Action Partnership report 'Emissions Trading in Practice: A Handbook on Design and Implementation'.

For more information please see: New videos explain emissions trading and how it helps NZ reduce climate change.