New Zealand unveils plan to become carbon neutral by 2050

WELLINGTON: Introduced Wednesday Legislation To Make Carbon States In The South Pacific Carbon-Neutral By 2050, Although Greenhouse Gas Emissions From The Economically Vital Farming Sector Should Not Meet The Obligation.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Said The Bill Would Help New Zealand Contribute To An Objective To Limit The Average Global Warming Up To 1.5 Degrees Celsius (2.7 Degrees Fahrenheit) Compared To Pre-industrial Revolution Levels.

The Government Today Brings Milestone Action - The Biggest Challenge For The International Community And New Zealand, Said

The Leader Of The Center Left Said That Avoiding The Issue Would Be" Gross Negligence." And Tax Future Generations.

But The Legislation Does Not Explicitly State How The Economy Will Become Carbon Neutral In 2050, Which Provokes Criticism From Environmentalists.

Instead, It Sets Up An Independent Climate Change Commission Charged With Helping New Zealand Reach Its Goal By Setting Five-yearly Emission Budgets.

The Agricultural Sector, One Of The Most Important Export Earners In The Country, Has Received Important Concessions In The Law, Which Parliament Has To Make By The End Of The Year.

Organic Methane From Livestock, The Source Of About A Third Of New Zealand's Greenhouse Gases ',isexemptfromtheambitioustargetsetforcarbondioxide.

thelegislationprescribesareductionof10%organicmethaneby2024.

agricultureisincrediblyimportantfornewzealand,butitshouldalsobepartofthesolution,climatechangeministerjamesshawsaid.

"that'swhywelistenedtoscienceandheardtheindustryandcreatedaspecifictargetforbiogenicmethane."butthefarmers'federationsaidthateventhatpurposemeantthatthegovernmenthadrefrainedfrompastoralfarming.

let' Be Clear, The Only Way To Achieve Reductions From That Level Is To Reduce Production - There Are No Magical Technologies Awaiting Us To Implement, Vice President Andrew Hoggard Said.

At This Time We Have No Idea How We Can Lower This Level Without Deleting Significant Stock Levels. Although The Government Described Its Legislation As 'binding', Greenpeace New Zealand Said It Had No Way Of Maintaining The Goals And Making It 'toothless'.

What We Have Here Is A Fairly Ambitious Piece Of Legislation Whose Teeth Were Then Pulled Out, Executive Director Russel Norman Said.

There ' S Bark, But There ' S No Bite He Said.

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