NZ Herald: NZ’s bold new climate bill: four big ways it matters

Bold legislation to drive emissions down to zero would come with massive implications – ranging from slower-growing household incomes to major impacts on industry.

The most ambitious of three options tabled this afternoon – achieving a net-zero 2050 across all emissions, not just carbon dioxide – would mean a 10th of New Zealand would need to be planted as new forestry.

But Climate Change Minister James Shaw said making plans and “taking common sense action now” would help avoid sudden changes down the track.

Shaw today released a discussion document to kickstart a six-week consultation process on the Government’s proposed Zero Carbon Bill.

Read more at NZ Herald

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