Zero Carbon Bill discussion document

Reference Number

18-D-02477

Date published

Friday, April 5, 2019

Response Date

Friday, December 21, 2018

Departmental / Ministerial

Departmental

Topics

Climate

Details of the Request

Could you please provide copies of any official reports the Ministry relied upon for the following statements in the [Zero Carbon Bill] discussion document:

1. That the Zero Carbon proposal will: – “create jobs”*; “upgrade our economy” so we will “be better paid”*; and – make New Zealanders better off while reducing emissions”**

2. That “in recent years, the increased emissions have caused the global climate to change rapidly”**.

3. That “countries like us make up around 30% of total emissions. NZ’s per capita emissions are high compared with similar economies in OECD countries”**