NEW ZEALAND’S CARBON GOALS
New Zealand’s goals affirmed by the Government are to:
New Zealand developed an Emissions Trading Scheme as the primary tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By placing a price on carbon, it helps to shift the economic burden of emissions from the government back to those who are responsible for it, and who are in a position to reduce it. A higher price for carbon stimulates clean technology and market innovation, which fuels new low-carbon drivers of economic growth.