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The climate crisis is itself an appalling lapse in duty of care by decision-makers, but we shouldn’t overlook this duty in our response. from www.shutterstock.com

Why our response to climate change needs to be a just and careful revolution that limits pushback

Climate change is a super-wicked problem. With a growing sense of urgency to act on climate change, it is vital we strike a balance between encouraging action and limiting pushback.
Putting a price on greenhouse gas emissions forces us to face at least some of the environmental cost of what we produce and consume. from www.shutterstock.com

Climate explained: how emissions trading schemes work and they can help us shift to a zero carbon future

Traditional market transactions ignore the costs of greenhouse gas emissions. An emissions trading scheme is a tool to put a price on emissions and to influence us to choose lower-emission options.
According to a recent report, New Zealand will need to increase renewable electricity generation, plant more trees and continue switching to electric transport more rapidly to achieve its zero carbon goal by 2050. from www.shutterstock.com

New Zealand’s productivity commission charts course to low-emission future

New Zealand has set itself a goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050, and a recent report by the Productivity Commission lays out how it could hit that target.

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