Climate adaptation work 'uncoordinated and disorganised', Simon Watts says

Climate adaptation work 'uncoordinated and disorganised', Simon Watts says
Climate change minister Simon Watts speaking in Auckland. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Greg Hurrell
The government’s inquiry into climate adaption is needed because the current situation is uncoordinated and disorganised, climate change minister Simon Watts said today.The big issue was how the cost of climate adaptation would be paid for and shared.Watts was speaking at a Financial Services Council NZ event the day after the government announced agriculture would be out of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) by Jan 1, 2025. The coalition is due to introduce legislation this month to amend the Climate Change Response Act 2002.Last month,...

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