Economy

Environmental pressure on govt for departure tax

Paul McBeth
Thu, 18 Feb 2021

An emissions price is being recommended for the cost of travel from NZ.
Paul McBeth
Thu, 18 Feb 2021
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton is urging the government to adopt a departure tax to help mitigate the carbon footprint of New Zealand’s international tourism market.The recommendation in his latest report on tourism is one of four policy proposals put forward to help the country retain its global reputation for a pristine environment and push the tourism sector up the value chain.International aviation is also weighing on the Climate Change Commission’s mind, with draft advice in the entity’s carbon...

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