Dr David Hall is Senior Researcher at 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, and environmental policy. He has published various reports on climate change and land use, including Our Forest Future (2016) for Pure Advantage, Climate Finance Landscape for Aotearoa New Zealand (2018) for the Ministry for the Environment, The Interwoven World | Te Ao I Whiria (2018) for The Policy Observatory AUT, and the book A Careful Revolution: How to Survive the Low-emissions Transition (2019) for BWB Texts. He is Co-chair for the Independent Advisory Group for Auckland Council’s Climate Action Plan, and also contributed to Auckland Council’s urban ngahere strategy. He also engages in practical projects, such as conceptual design for the Trees That Count initiative, and co-designing an innovative financial instrument – the Native Forest Bond Scheme – to establish continuous cover forest on erosion-prone land.