The New Zealand government on Monday announced a series of measures to decorbonize the country and combat climate change, which could affect a wide range of industries, including transportation, agriculture or power generation.
“This is a historic day in the transition to a low emission future (…)Prime Minister Jacinta Artern said in a statement.
These measures are part of New Zealand’s $ 2.9 billion ($ 1.82 billion or 75 1.75 billion) plan to implement policies to reduce pollution emissions over the next four years.Especially in the field of transportation.
“Emissions from our energy and industrial sectors represent 27 percent of our total emissions, which is why we are committed to significantly expanding government investment funding for industrialization.” New Zealand Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has said.
As part of the plan, the Wellington Administrator will improve access to public transport and pedestrian and bicycle lanes, and low-income households will launch a loan scheme next year to purchase low-emission electric or hybrid vehicles.
The New Zealand government aims to achieve neutral emissions by 2050, 30 percent of its light cars by 2035 and all public transport will not emit polluting gases.
“(Measures) is expected to reduce carbon emissions equivalent to removing 181,000 vehicles from the road now and between 2035.”New Zealand’s Climate Change Minister James Shaw said in a separate statement.
In the agricultural sector, the government will promote technological advances to reduce pollution emissions and assist the forestry in projects to capture carbon and use biologically as an alternative to coal.
Meanwhile, in the energy sector, it will develop strategies for decarbonization in power generation.
The New Zealand government, which declared a climate emergency in Parliament in December 2020, has pledged to implement one of the world’s most ambitious plans to reduce emissions so that global temperatures do not exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius. Industrial system.
(With information from EFE)
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