Zero Carbon Policy Unveiled by New Zealand Government
On Wednesday the 8th of April, the New Zealand government unveiled a climate change bill aiming to significantly reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. The bill aims to limit climate change to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050, but does not clearly specify the measures that will be taken to reach this goal. It specifically targets the reduction of methane emissions by 10% by 2030, and from 24% to 47% by 2050, however this is expected to disturb the production rates of pastoral farming. We were joined by Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, Andy Pitman.