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New Zealand business leaders welcome Zero Carbon legislation

Published: Wed 8 May 2019 11:48 AM
The Climate Leaders Coalition welcomes the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Bill announced today.
“Climate change is a significant and increasingly urgent issue for all New Zealanders and many businesses are already taking action. An overall goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 will give business the certainty and confidence to make long-term investment decisions,” says Coalition convenor and Z Energy Chief Executive Mike Bennetts.
“As the original Climate Change statement said in October 2017, we support the Paris Agreement and New Zealand’s commitment to it, the introduction of a climate commission, and carbon budgets enshrined in law.
“Members of the Climate Leaders Coalition are committed to reducing emissions in their own businesses and throughout their supply chain. However, businesses are calling for a stable and predictable policy pathway to transition New Zealand to a low emissions economy by 2050.
“This issue is too important to delay any further, for our businesses and the communities we live in.”
ENDS

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