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Passing of the Zero Carbon Bill w/ Kevin Hague: Nov 09, 2019

Passing of the Zero Carbon Bill w/ Kevin Hague: Nov 09, 2019

Passing of the Zero Carbon Bill w/ Kevin Hague: Nov 09, 2019 Passing of the Zero Carbon Bill w/ Kevin Hague: Nov 09, 2019, 20.06 MB
Friday, November 8, 2019

The Zero Carbon bill passed in Parliament yesterday, with a vote of 119 to one. The landmark bill received cross-party support, however National has expressed some changes they would implement if given the chance, such as reducing the biogenic methane limits. Meanwhile, environmental groups have been criticising the Select Committee report for not taking into account submissions concerning the lack of legal enforceability and fixed methane targets. 

Producer Bronwyn Wilde spoke to Kevin Hague, Chief Executive of Forest and Bird, and former member of the Green Party, who was present in Parliament yesterday. He gave us some insight into the kind of debates that were taking place in the House.  

He began by expressing his support for the Act, despite noting that it alone isn’t going to reduce carbon emissions.