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Consultation on the Zero Carbon Bill

In June 2018 the Ministry for the Environment released their “Our Climate Your Say” Discussion Document on the Zero Carbon Bill.

The Discussion Document is an important step in the journey to meet New Zealand Paris Agreement carbon reduction obligations and seeks feedback on the Government’s proposals for a Zero Carbon Bill which includes targets, the stepping stones to meet them and the establishment of a Climate Change Commission.

The Association is supportive of the Zero Carbon Bill and our submission can be viewed here:

To ensure optimal progress is achieved the Government has also established an Interim Climate Change Panel to begin planning for the transition to 100% renewable electricity generation and how agriculture might enter into the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme.