Government coy on proposed Climate Change Commission to enforce carbon targets

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 27 Jul 2017

By Pattrick Smellie July 27 (BusinessDesk) - The Labour and Green parties are embracing a recommendation from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment recommending the creation of an independent Crown entity, the Climate Change Commission, to set a national 'carbon budget' and see to its enforcement. But Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett isn't committing the government or the National Party to the proposal to form a UK-style climate change commission - which has been the subject of prolonged lobbying by expert climate change...

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