The Zero Carbon Act proposes new approaches to resource management
This Act is potentially transformational new legislation for New Zealand that will have far reaching implications for our economy, society and environment.
The Act proposes to place a new 2050 emissions reduction target in legislation. To support this target, the Act also proposes to establish an Independent Climate Change Commission and a mechanism to set ‘carbon budgets’ for the New Zealand economy.
Paul Melville, Associate – Policy Advisor, Beca delves further into the subject and looks at the long and short term requirements for countries to reduce carbon emissions.