Sunday, June 3, 2018

New Zealand’s productivity commission charts course to low-emission future

New Zealand has set itself a target of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.
According to a recent report, New Zealand will need to increase
renewable electricity generation, plant more trees and continue
switching to electric transport more rapidly to achieve
 its zero carbon goal by 2050.
A recent report issued by the New Zealand Productivity Commission has found that this is an achievable goal, even under modest forecasts of technological progress and increases in carbon price.

New Zealand already had a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 50% below 1990 levels by 2050. That target had been in place since 2002, but emissions continued to rise through the 2000s.


Read the story on The Conversation by a Professor in Applied Mathematics from Massey University, Robert McLachlan - “New Zealand’s productivity commission charts course to low-emission future.”

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