9 Apr 2024

NZ should strengthen 2050 climate target says Climate Change Commission

From Morning Report, 7:17 am on 9 April 2024

The Climate Change Commission says New Zealand should consider strengthening its 2050 climate target as it falls behind the more ambitious goals of other countries.

The Commission has released three draft proposals for consultation.

They concern the country's current net zero and methane 2050 targets, whether emissions from international aviation and shipping should be part of climate targets, and whether our emission budgets should be toughed up.

Commission chair Rod Carr spoke to Corin Dann.