Subscribe today - find out more
Why you should consider BusinessDesk

Blah, blah, blah: climate change plan reactions pour in

Staff reporters
Wed, 13 Oct 2021

(Image: Deposit Photos)
Staff reporters
Wed, 13 Oct 2021
A mix of despair, disappointment and desire was the reaction to the government’s latest step to finalise carbon emissions reduction budgets and policies to meet them.Climate change minister James Shaw today released a discussion document outlining the government’s thinking on what the budgets should be and some policy options to meet them.It warns the proposed budgets will not be met on current policies.However, National’s climate change spokesperson Stuart Smith called for a pause on the proposal, which he said represent...

Not convinced yet?

Subscribe to our Daily News Update free newsletter.

Opinion FREE
UK trade deal reverses an ugly history
Tim Groser | Fri, 22 Oct 2021

The free trade deal announced on Thursday puts to bed half a century of troubled and tortured negotiations.

Scott Technology’s record result leans on meat and mining
Henry Burrell | Fri, 22 Oct 2021

The robotics firm’s strong global presence has been bolstered by a new deal with a white goods giant. 

Small businesses in 'hard out survival mode'
Oliver Lewis | Fri, 22 Oct 2021

An economist is warning NZ businesses are entering the highest risk period for failures.

Decarbonising infrastructure – navigating an abundance of policy and analysis

We have a rare opportunity to align significant public infrastructure investment with urgent climate change reform, but time is short and we all need to act.

Let's not lose sight of the wood for the trees

As much generation will need to be built in the next 14 years as has been built in the last 40+ years for Aotearoa to meet its commitment of achieving net zero emissions by 2050.