The Goverment's greenhouse gas emissions target misses the climate change mark

Opinion: Is the government’s feeble climate change target the product of putting a trade negotiator in charge of climate change policy?

Or is it proof that for all the blue-green blather, this Government is unwilling to risk its green-averse support based by pursuing not only a more honourable, but a more credible, approach to New Zealand’s contribution to the 21st century’s most pressing issue?

“While most other governments intend cutting emissions, New Zealand appears to be increasing emissions, and hiding this through creative accounting,” said Dr Bill Hare, chief executive at Climate Analytics, one of the four organisations comprising CAT.