Topic: Environment

Mahuta says Government needs to prevent further carbon emissions

It's a clear sign the current Government is off track says Labour Environment spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta in light of climate change projections presented by the Ministry for the Environment, forecasting that carbon emission will have increased by 50% by 2025.

This comes after the Government stated that emissions will have decreased by 5% by 2025.

New Zealand is currently ranked 22nd in the world for our carbon emissions, despite this relatively good placing, the future doesn't look good.

“It's better that we act now to move toward a sustainable future but the National Government doesn't believe in that,” says Mahuta.

In a briefing to incoming ministers by the Environment Ministry yesterday, forecasting was presented which stated that in 2025 carbon emissions coming out of New Zealand will have increased by 50% since 1990.

The forecasts comes as no surprise to locals of the town who have spearheaded recent court cases against deep sea oil drilling, stating it's all one in the same.

Te Kāea received a short reply from Climate Change Minister Tim Groser who says that the Government is on the right track to prevent any further emissions.

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