Labour gives first details of plan to bring agriculture into emissions trading scheme

Pattrick Smellie
Fri, 08 Sep 2017

By Pattrick Smellie Sept. 8 (BusinessDesk) - A Labour-led government would bring agricultural greenhouse gas emissions into the emissions trading scheme by 2020, although 90 percent of emissions would attract no carbon price at first, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern announced this morning. Officially launching Labour's climate change policy in Christchurch, Ardern also confirmed a target for New Zealand to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and the creation of an independent Climate Change Commission whose job would be to ensure carbo...

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