April 18, 2018
Ngai Tahu input as climate transition starts
Ngai Tahu chair Lisa Tumahai has been named deputy chair of the Interim Climate Change Committee, which will start work on New Zealand's transitions to a net zero emissions economy by 2050.
Ngai Tahu has taken the lead in its own operations and businesses to assess and mitigate the effects of climate change.
Climate Change Minister James Shaw says work needs to start now on things like how to put agriculture into the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme, and how the country can have 100 percent renewable electricity generation by 2035.
In May next year the committee will be replaced by the independent Climate Change Commission set up under the Zero Carbon Act.
The chair is Dr David Prentice, who was most recently managing director of infrastructure firm Opus International Consultants.
The other members are:
Â· Dr Harry Clark, a New Zealand expert on agricultural greenhouse gas research
Â· Dr Keith Turner, former CEO of Meridian and professional director
Â· Dr Jan Wright, former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
Â· Dr Suzi Kerr, an internationally renowned expert in the economics of climate change policy and emissions trading.
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