Zero Carbon Bill consultation begins

  • 07/06/2018

New Zealand's plan to tackle climate change is set to move up another rung.

Climate Change Minister James Shaw launches public consultation on the Zero Carbon Bill in Auckland on Thursday.

The Government's proposed Zero Carbon Act would put a climate change target into law.

"The Government will begin a nationwide series of public meetings to hear peoples' views, backed up with an interactive online engagement tool and some hefty policy analysis in a discussion document," said Mr Shaw.

"The support we're seeing for action on climate change shows that Kiwis don't shy away from tackling the hard problems. We all know that making a plan for climate action now will pay off in the long-term."

Last year, soon-to-be Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called climate change "my generation's nuclear-free moment".

An interim Climate Change Commission is already set up, tasked with recommending interim emissions reduction targets.

Just how to make a submission is detailed on the Ministry for the Environment website.


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