Finnley William River Ross


Finnley William River RossFinnley William River Ross is a passionate kiwi naturalist, climate activist and adventurer. A Deakin University PhD candidate, a university of Canterbury Honours Alumni and a Provost Scholarship Recipient to the University of California Davis where he studied Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology. His PhD is investigating seaweed as a natural climate solution and he is on the scientific advisory board to the kelp forest foundation. Historically he has held roles as the co-founder of not-for-profit charity Let Them Fish, founder of The Seaweed Solution, Bomb Bucha CEO and contributor to the genesis of Live Ocean. Currently the founder of Carbonz, host of the Both Sides now political podcast and co-chair of Future Farmers New Zealand. Finnley lives on Lake Hawea Station; his family farm which is pioneering on farm environmentalism and is the first certified carbon-zero farm in Australasia. Deeply passionate about the future potential for a regenerative food and fibre sector, but above all he lives for adventures in the most remote corners of the South Pacific.

Papers Published in World Economics:

A Mandatory Carbon Credit Purchase set by a Country’s Gross National Happiness

Countries should be mandated to purchase carbon credits for their shortfall in nationally determined contributions to the Paris Agreement. The carbon credit purchase quantity for each country should be scaled by a country’s gross national happiness. Governments should fund this carbon credit purchase through national carbon pricing. Mandating government carbon credit purchases will facilitate far-reaching emissions reductions, carbon removal at scale and combat global inequality.

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