Methane emissions inquiry a chance to build consensus

Methane emissions inquiry a chance to build consensus
Climate change policy needs to be able to carry middle NZ voters. (Image: Getty)
Adrian Macey and Dave Frame
The Climate Change Commission’s release last week of three important consultation documents –  the carbon budget for 2036-2040, the review of the 2050 targets and the treatment of international shipping and aviation emissions –  is a milestone.It will be the first big opportunity for the coalition government to consider, and act on, the advice of the commission (CCC).The commission has done a thorough job of the sectoral analysis that underpins its recommended fourth carbon budget.  No doubt its assumptions and...

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