Govt warned against inaction on climate change

Author
Frances Cook,
Publish Date
Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 6:18AM
The Government's being warned inaction on climate change will cost them far more than trying to reduce emissions (Stock Xchng)
The Government's being warned inaction on climate change will cost them far more than trying to reduce emissions (Stock Xchng)

Govt warned against inaction on climate change

Author
Frances Cook,
Publish Date
Thu, 13 Nov 2014, 6:18AM

The Government's being warned inaction on climate change will cost them far more than trying to reduce emissions.

Just-released briefing documents for the new Government show .. rather than heading for the target of a five percent reduction on 1990 carbon levels .. by 2025 we're expected to make a 50 percent increase.

The Ministry for the Environment is pleading for significant change within the next year.

Paul Young from Generation Zero says it doesn't need to be difficult.

"There's a lot of land that we can plant forest on and that would be happening if we had a decent price on carbon.

"We can do a lot more in the transport area to encourage public transport."