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  • Phasing out fossil fuels in process heat

    Climate change is a global problem that is having significant impacts on the environment, people and economies across the world. To limit the most harmful impacts of climate change, all countries need to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. New Zealand is committed to supporting a just transition to a low-emissions economy. Under the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019, the Government has set a 2050 target of net zero GHG emissions (other... More
    Closed 20 May 2021
  • Reducing the impact of plastic on our environment

    Decision The Government has decided to phase out certain hard-to-recycle plastics and six single-use items. The decision follows widespread public support. Read about the plastic items being phased out The Government consulted the public on its plastic phase-out proposals in 2020. There was a good level of response from the general public, affected businesses, environmental and community groups, and local government agencies. More
    Closed 4 December 2020
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