Primary Sector

Govt unveils long-awaited zero carbon law, takes ‘split gas’ approach on methane

Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 07 May 2019

By Pattrick Smellie May 8 (BusinessDesk) - After months of cross-parliamentary wrangling, the government this morning unveiled its long-awaited draft legislation that will guide New Zealand to its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill enshrines the overall target, but splits out the short-lived greenhouse gas, methane, for special treatment. Methane is a powerful global warming gas emitted by cows, sheep and other cattle and accounts for some 35 percent of all New...

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