Productivity Commission secondment to Interim Climate Change Committee


Principal Advisor, Dr Amelia Sharman, will be seconded to the Secretariat to the interim Climate Change Committee.

Dr Amelia SharmanFollowing the publication of the Commission’s final report into how New Zealand should transition to a low-emissions economy, one of our Principal Advisors, Dr Amelia Sharman, will be seconded to the Secretariat to the Interim Climate Change Committee.

This is an excellent opportunity for the thinking behind the Commission’s findings and recommendations to be clearly communicated to the Committee as it advises the Government on some particularly thorny issues for New Zealand, namely, agriculture and renewable electricity.

Dr Amelia Sharman will be seconded to the Secretariat from September 2018 until the end of April 2019. Amelia joined the Commission in May 2017 and has a background in research and policy focused on climate change, and on economic development. She completed her PhD at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also has an MSc in Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford, and an MA in Geography from the University of Auckland.

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