11 Dec 2023

NZ climate change minister says phasing out fossil fuels is mainly about coal

From Morning Report, 7:27 am on 11 December 2023

New Zealand's climate change minister says the commitment to "phase out fossil fuels" is primarily about coal, rather than gas. The International Energy Agency says current emissions reductions pledges are only one-third of what's needed by 2030 if implemented in full. Negotiations for a climate agreement are entering their last days at the UN's climate conference in Dubai. At the summit, the Minister Simon Watts expressed New Zealand's commitment to a future based on renewable fuels. He spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss from Dubai.