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7:04 am, November 5th, 2016 - 13 comments
Categories: accountability, climate change, global warming, International, national - Tags: climate change, emissions, hypocrisy, Paris agreement, paris cop 2015
The Paris agreement on climate change is now in force:
Paris climate change agreement enters into force
Environment groups hail ‘momentous occasion’ but warn governments need to cut carbon emissions more steeply to avoid dangerous global warming
The Paris agreement on climate change enters into force on Friday, marking the first time that governments have agreed legally binding limits to global temperature rises. …
Too little too late, but it’s what we have for now. New Zealand is bound by the agreement:
NZ ratifies Paris climate change agreement
New Zealand has ratified the Paris Agreement to combat climate change.
It has formally submitted its emissions reduction target of 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.
Too little too late, but it’s what we have for now.
Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett said New Zealand wanted to be part of the first tranche of countries pushing the agreement through. … “This really does show a commitment.”
However, she said New Zealand’s target of reducing emissions to 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 was very ambitious.
“We’re not going to meet it unless we make changes.
No we aren’t. So what changes are going to be made? Specifically, with what timetable, and with what analysis that shows that they will enable us to meet our commitment?
“At the moment we’ve got a number of pieces of work going on where we really start getting into the nuts and bolts of how we reduce our emissions and play our part worldwide,” Mrs Bennett said.
Time to front up, time to act. What are the plans for reducing emissions? How does support for continued coal mining and oil exploration, building more motorways, excluding agriculture from the ETS, reverting from electric back to diesel trains, the use of phony carbon credits and the like, how does that all fit in with reducing emissions?