13 Oct 2021

Carbon Zero 2050 discussion document out but clock is ticking

From Checkpoint, 6:18 pm on 13 October 2021

Fewer cars on the roads, more EVs, mass rapid transport in the big cities and congestion charges... Today Climate Change Minister James Shaw revealed an extensive consultation document aimed at reducing the country's carbon emissions in line with its obligations to get to net zero by 2050.

But the clock is ticking for the government, with modelling showing if nothing changes the country will produce 7.7 million tonnes more carbon than it should over the next four years.

Emma Hatton reports.