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New Zealand releases blue print to address climate change


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Wellington| New Zealand issued a blue print to address climate change and said that there is a need to take more steps in this direction. According to the report of Xinhua news agency, the final advice of the Climate Change Commission has been decided on how much New Zealand should cut emissions over the next 15 years.

This blue print also provides three different paths the government can follow to keep within the proposed emissions budget.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a statement on Wednesday that New Zealand’s transition to a lower emissions future will create jobs and new opportunities for Kiwi businesses, help reduce household energy bills and secure the recovery from COVID-19.

“Health would also benefit from warmer, drier homes, more walking and cycling, and less air pollution,” Ardern said.

The Commission has clarified for the first time that delaying action will make long-running efforts for the economy harder and more expensive.

The prime minister said that if not to act now, New Zealand will be spending 2.3 percent of GDP by 2050, which is almost double the cost of acting to the economy.

“It’s smarter and cheaper to work now, which is why we’ve spent the last three-and-a-half years laying the foundation for a prosperous, low-emissions economy,” he said.

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