Government praised for declaring climate change emergency

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 2:17PM
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Government praised for declaring climate change emergency

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 27 Nov 2020, 2:17PM

The declaration of a climate change emergency next week could be a crucial move, at a crucial time.

Jacinda Ardern will introduce a Government Motion on Wednesday, asking MPs to support a symbolic emergency declaration.

It won't materially change any rules or regulations.

But Victoria University climate change expert Adrian Macey told Mike Hosking it could be a very good step, if it helps to shape the Government's decision-making over the next term.

He says some very important climate decisions are going to be made in the next year, including how to reduce the rising emissions from transport

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