A tech ladder for a climate hole

A tech ladder for a climate hole
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Mark Thomas
New Zealand must take a new approach to technological innovation if it is to avoid a multibillion-dollar bill for failing to meet its international emissions reduction targets.If NZ had to pay the bill today to meet the 2030 emissions targets it has signed up to, it is estimated that it would cost $4 billion to buy offshore carbon offsets.This represents the “gap” between NZ's commitment and its current progress rate, which is growing.Yet up to 42% of these targets could be achieved through digital innovation.'Gap'The Cl...

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