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Climate change plan delayed until next May

Ian Llewellyn
Wed, 15 Sep 2021

James Shaw's trip to Glasgow just got more difficult. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Ian Llewellyn
Wed, 15 Sep 2021
The government is not going to meet the statutory deadline to release an emissions reduction plan by the end of the year and will have to change the law to finish the work by May next year.Under the statute, the government was required to table its response to the Climate Change Commission’s recommended carbon budgets and policies to meet them by December.It had been planning to release a discussion document on parts of the emissions reductions plan, which is the formal response to the commission.Climate change minister James Shaw sa...

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