A Zero Carbon Act for New Zealand: Revisiting Stepping stones to Paris and beyond

07 March 2018

The report contains detailed advice to Parliament on plans for a UK-style Zero Carbon Act and independent Climate Commission. It follows on from the Stepping stones to Paris and beyond report released by Mr Upton’s predecessor, Dr Jan Wright, in July 2017.

The Commissioner has  made nine recommendations on what he sees as some of the more critical elements in the formation of the legislation and the ensuing Climate Commission. This includes setting effective carbon budgets, establishing a credible Commission and ensuring that words are turned into deeds. It also underlines the importance of addressing climate adaptation.

Read Stepping stones to Paris and beyond: Climate change, progress, and predictability

 

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Report – A Zero Carbon Act for New Zealand: Revisiting Stepping stones to Paris and beyond (PDF 2.33MB)

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FAQs – A Zero Carbon Act for New Zealand (PDF 74KB)

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Media release – Zero Carbon Act is the right choice for New Zealand, says Environment Commissioner (PDF 246KB)

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A Zero Carbon Act for New Zealand

In this video, Mr Upton discusses his first report as Commissioner, in which he gives detailed advice to Parliament on plans for a Zero Carbon Act and an independent Climate Commission.