Each year, we are seeing more and more extreme weather events. Seas are rising. Our regions, businesses and communities have already seen costly damage and disruption. We are paying more to repair our roads and railways and to keep other vital infrastructure running. These costs will continue to increase over time.
The Zero Carbon Bill is an opportunity for New Zealand to decide how it delivers its part in the global effort while encouraging action by others. The Bill puts a new target in legislation that gives us certainty about our long-term goals. It creates the institutions to help us get there and to hold us to account. It can also put in place the plans we need to respond to the growing impacts of climate change.
We want New Zealanders to help us decide the shape and form of this Bill and seek your feedback on the specific proposals in the Zero Carbon Bill.
Submissions close at 5.00 pm on on 19 July 2018.