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Categories: climate change, global warming, jacinda ardern, labour, leadership - Tags: climate change, emissions, one planet is all you get, policy, zero by 50
Jacinda Ardern has released Labour’s climate change policy – including zero net carbon emissions by 2050. Isaac Davison in The Herald:
The Labour Party has released its climate change policy, which includes a new goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern also said all sectors including farmers would have to pay for their emissions within her first term, though their costs would initially be offset.
The party previously had a goal of reducing emissions by 40 per cent from 1990 levels by 2030.
As previously announced, Labour would make legally binding emissions reductions targets and would set up a new government agency to oversee the work.
“For too long, we have set targets and not done what’s needed to achieve them,” Ardern said.
“That’s why Labour will set up an independent Climate Commission to examine what reductions can practically be achieved by each sector and recommend emissions reductions targets.” …
As extreme weather pummels the globe, and as the Nats tried to bury a damning report on the impact climate change in NZ before the election, the need for realistic action on climate change has never been more urgent.
Jacinda has called climate change “my generation’s nuclear-free moment”.
PR: Labour sets strong target and plan for climate action https://t.co/FJRqGDWm6K
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