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Government announces climate action plan

The Government’s Climate Action Plan has been released in response to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into the low emissions economy.

Climate Change Minister James Shaw says“Our Government is committed to a just and rapid transition to a low emissions economy because it’s vital that we play our part looking after our planet. We’re already taking action on many of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations. Climate change is an urgent issue requiring an urgent response to ensure a stable climate for future generations of New Zealanders.”

“The Commission was clear that we must work together across every sector of our economy, from energy to transport to agriculture. We are all in this together. Whether it’s supporting coastal communities to plan for sea-level rise, working to make electric cars cheaper for families, or partnering with businesses and farmers to find the best ways to reduce their emissions and create sustainable jobs, our Government is working alongside New Zealanders to tackle the climate crisis.”

Read the Government response to the New Zealand Productivity Commission Low Emissions Economy report