Senior Researcher in Politics, Auckland University of Technology
Dr David Hall is a Senior Researcher with The Policy Observatory, AUT. He has a D.Phil in Politics from the University of Oxford and B.A. in Geography from the University of Otago. His research interests cover political philosophy, public policy, environmental policy and migration. In a 2016 report for Pure Advantage, Our Forest Future, he advocated for 1.3 million hectares of new forest in Aotearoa New Zealand. Subsequently, he advised The Tindall Foundation on the conceptual design for the Trees That Count initiative, and consulted on Auckland Council’s strategy for urban ngahere. In collaboration with Sam Lindsay, he also prepared the 2018 report, Climate Finance Landscape for Aotearoa New Zealand: A Preliminary Survey, for the Ministry for the Environment. With support from Foundation North, they are currently co-designing an innovative financial instrument – the proposed Native Forest Bond Scheme – to mobilise public/private investment for establishing continuous native forest on erosion-prone pastoral land.
Jun 20, 2021 12:25 pm UTC| Insights & Views
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