How to reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels by 2040
New Scientist article article New Zealand’s energy minister has warned that global climate change is already affecting the country’s economy.
Key points:Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said a combination of policies and technology was needed to curb carbon emissions”New Zealand is leading the world in a transition to a low-carbon economy”New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said there were too many “sudden shifts” in economic growth”There were too few “suddenly shifts” that would help reduce carbon emissions, New Zealand Premier Gladies Berejie said on Tuesday.
New Zealand has become a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving the economy by switching to a renewable energy economy, Ms Berejies new energy minister, Jacinda Agarwal, said in a statement.”
The world is in a rapid transition, and New Zealand is one of the countries that has already moved towards a low carbon economy,” Ms Bereja said.”
As a result of this transition, our climate change strategy is moving in the right direction.
“New Zealand joined the European Union in 2016, and it joined the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2020.
Ms Berejia said the country had already achieved significant progress on the global emissions reduction targets set by the United Nation’s Framework Convention, and the goal was to reduce the countrys CO2 emission by 40 per cent by 2060.”
New Labour, under the leadership of Jacinda, committed to making New Zealand a leader on climate change,” Ms Agarwa said.”[The] New Zealanders have demonstrated in the last four years that we can and will achieve this goal.”‘
A lot of sudden shifts’The Prime Minister’s statement comes as a new report from the Climate Change Authority has warned of a “slim chance” of a global recession before the year 2050, with the worst-case scenario projected to increase by 0.5 per cent a year.”
Climate change is one thing that can be fixed, it’s a lot of rapid shifts that have to be taken care of, but there are other factors,” Ms Arderns spokesperson said.
She said it was “essential” to take “every possible step to limit carbon emissions”.”
We are committed to a transition away from fossil fuel based energy,” Ms Arias spokesperson said, and a transition “that puts New Zealand at the forefront of the global transition to low carbon energy”.”
This is why we are committed by 2025 to reduce our emissions by 50 per cent from 1990 levels by 2050.
“She said that the government was currently consulting on a range of policy options, including a new carbon price, and that the policy would be released at a later date.”
There are no immediate plans for this, but we will continue to consult and consult,” Ms Aarjas spokesperson said in an email.
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