First reduction plan: starting the climb

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 16 May 2022

First reduction plan: starting the climb
We have a mountain to climb, but it’s important to start somewhere. (Image: Getty)
Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 16 May 2022
It’s a start.It’s not too scary.In fact, it’s probably not scary enough.If New Zealand is to meet both its domestic and international greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitments, a sustained political and national effort will be needed. The first emissions reduction plan (ERP), published today, is big on such rhetoric, but measured in the initiatives it proposes to get us there.However, it’s important to start somewhere and the first emissions reduction plan, covering 2022 to 2025, at least starts to frame what to exp...

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