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NZ needs better friends

New Zealand needs better friends, if comments by other countries about our efforts to reduce emissions are to be believed. Last week, Newsroom reported “players like the United Kingdom and the European Union have promised much more ambitious cuts [in greenhouse gas emissions] and pledged not to use international offsets. Read more

Matt Burgess
Newsroom
15 December, 2020
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Policy Essay: Effective and affordable – Why the ETS is sufficient to deal with the climate emergency

Thanks to the work of successive climate change ministers from David Parker to James Shaw, New Zealand has a world-leading Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). We should rely on it to drive down our carbon emissions, argues the Initiative’s executive director Dr Oliver Hartwich. Read more

Dr Oliver Hartwich
Policy Essay
10 December, 2020

Media release: Why the ETS is sufficient to deal with the climate emergency

Wellington, 10 December 2020 - Thanks to the work of successive climate change ministers from David Parker to James Shaw, New Zealand has a world-leading Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). We should rely on it to drive down our carbon emissions, argues the Initiative’s executive director Dr Oliver Hartwich. Read more

Media release
10 December, 2020
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Why the Decarbonising Fund will have no impact on NZ's emissions

Last week, the Government announced a new $70 million fund which will pay companies to move heating processes from coal to cleaner alternatives. The Prime Minister said the fund, which is called Government Investment in Decarbonising Industry (GIDI), is a “win win” that will “create jobs while lowering emissions”. Read more

Matt Burgess
NZ Herald
17 November, 2020

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