17 May 2022

Climate Commission chair Rod Carr on emissions reduction plan

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 17 May 2022
Aotearoa's first nationwide strategy to slash emissions has been released.

Photo: RNZ / Angus Dreaver

Kathryn speaks with Climate Commission Chair, Dr Rod Carr about the government's first Emissions Reduction Plan released yesterday. 

The plan is the government's response to the Climate Change Commission's roadmap for how to get New Zealand to net-zero emissions by 2050, through a series of carbon emission budgets between now and 2035.

The three billion dollar plan contains more than three hundred actions, covering the entire economy, including a scheme to help middle and low income earners buy an electric car and the establishment of a new Centre for Climate Action which will accelerate research and technology in agriculture.