New Zealanders are being urged to have their say on the proposed Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Bill with submissions now open and being considered by the Environment Committee.
The Zero Carbon Bill establishes a framework that New Zealand can use to develop clear, stable climate change policies in line with the Paris Agreement, a global effort to combat the effects of climate change. It aims to achieve this by limiting the global average temperature increase to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. It also proposes setting greenhouse gas reduction targets into law and requiring that future governments continue these efforts.
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