New Zealand to be the first Carbon Neutral country?
Monday, 05 March 2007 11:30
This press release came from Beyond Zero Emissions,
Prime Minister Helen Clarke is setting the direction for a realigning of
the NZ economy to Carbon Neutrality. New Zealand is taking the lead to
be the first country to be net zero emissions across all sectors..
The New Zealand Government is in the process of developing a series of
targets, the first of which is that 6 of it's 34 own agencies will be
Carbon neutral by 2012.
"New Zealand is targeting all key sectors of their economy and are going
to reduce their emissions to near zero emissions and then offset the
rest, at the same time the Australian government, representing some of
the biggest polluting industries in the world such as BHP and Rio Tinto,
can't even agree to the 108% increase on 1990 levels. that we would be
bound to under the Kyoto agreement, which is the biggest concession
given to any industrialised country." said Matthew Wright Beyond Zero
(Read on, and check the references at the end).
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