Nina Atkinson donated 2016-08-23 23:53:01 +1200
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Nina Atkinson published Who supports a zero carbon goal? in FAQs - Zero Carbon Act 2016-06-30 10:36:33 +1200A:
The World Bank - read here
The OECD - “If we are to succeed, every country should be able to explain how its policies will get it onto a trajectory that leads in the second half of this century to the elimination of fossil fuel emissions. Governments need to be held accountable.”
Read more here.
The B Team - read here
The New Zealand Sustainable Business Council - “Our members are looking for a clear and ambitious pathway to net zero emissions by the second half of the century and a reduction in gross emissions domestically.”
Read more here.
Nina Atkinson published Who else has set zero carbon goals? in FAQs - Zero Carbon Act 2016-06-30 10:36:27 +1200A:
Many countries have emissions targets coming close to zero by 2050.
The European Union as a bloc aims to reduce its emissions to 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050.
Norway has agreed a goal of being carbon neutral by 2030 (although it will rely on buying carbon credits from other countries to achieve this in that timeframe).
The UK has a legally binding target to reduce emissions by at least 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 under its Climate Change Act. Following the Paris Agreement, The UK Government is now discussing amending the Act with a zero carbon target.
Several cities and regions have also made zero carbon commitments.
Nina Atkinson published What about carbon trading? in FAQs - Zero Carbon Act 2016-06-30 10:36:21 +1200A:
Every country needs to make the transition to a zero carbon future. Carbon trading - if done ethically and with environmental integrity - can be part of the pathway, but it doesn’t replace the need to physically reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we are emitting. So far our government has been relying on dodgy carbon credits and accounting tricks to avoid taking real action. That needs to stop.
Nina Atkinson published What do you mean by zero carbon? in FAQs - Zero Carbon Act 2016-06-30 10:36:09 +1200A:
We mean New Zealand achieving zero net greenhouse gas emissions. New Zealand can achieve this by:
Phasing out fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) and transitioning to clean energy sources for our transport, heat and electricity.
Reducing other greenhouse gas emissions, particularly from agriculture, as much as we can.
- Increasing permanent carbon sinks (such as forests) to offset the remaining greenhouse gas emissions we cannot avoid.
Nina Atkinson published Why should we aim for zero carbon by 2050? in FAQs - Zero Carbon Act 2016-06-30 10:35:45 +1200A:
Because there is a maximum amount of greenhouse gases we can emit to ensure a safe future for human life, and that limit is fast approaching. We can’t afford to aim for any less. In Paris last year, the world agreed to act to keep global warming to “well below 2°C”, with a goal of staying under 1.5°C. We have already exceeded one degree of warming. The evidence says we need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by around 2070 for a high chance of keeping global warming under 2°C - let alone 1.5°C. Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels need to reach zero sooner, by around 2050. As a well-off country with huge renewable energy potential and lots of land for tree planting, New Zealand can and should aim to achieve zero carbon by 2050.
Nina Atkinson donated 2016-06-30 14:03:36 +1200
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Nina Atkinson donated 2015-07-10 13:46:31 +1200
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