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Election results should produce a Climate Commission

06 October 2017

NZ Herald article by Gary Taylor

The big winner in the recent election was the environment. It featured as a more prominent issue than any election in recent times. The main concerns were the bad state of our rivers, flatlining of the Department of Conservation’s core budget, and climate change.

Jacinda Ardern described climate change as “my generation’s nuclear free moment”.

That’s a powerful analogy and carries with it a call to arms that has resonance.

It implies reducing emissions and transitioning to a low carbon economy – but by when? It implies that New Zealand needs to do more – but what?

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