'Once over lightly' approach to climate policy alternatives

'Once over lightly' approach to climate policy alternatives
NZ school students striking for climate change action. (Image: NZME)
Pattrick Smellie
A ministerial request for alternative approaches to the carbon emissions reduction commitments that New Zealand eventually signed up to was a “once over lightly” effort, climate change policy analysts Adrian Macey and Dave Frame claim.In the fourth of a five-part series, which suggests that NZ could make lower-cost choices that would achieve carbon neutrality more quickly than currently envisaged, Macey and Frame also highlight the concerns of the Treasury and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) about NZ’s c...

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