Greenpeace calls for real action in Luxon as New Zealand risks missing climate targets
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Greenpeace calls for real action in Luxon as New Zealand risks missing climate targets

Greenpeace New Zealand is calling on Prime Minister-elect Christopher Luxon to commit to real climate action amid reports that New Zealand is now at risk of failing to meet its Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets.

“New Zealand can’t just set targets, we need to take real action to meet them if we are to prevent further catastrophic climate change,” said Greenpeace activist Christine Rose.

Greenpeace activist Christine Rose said: “New Zealand is failing to meet its emissions reduction targets because the country’s major climate polluters have been getting away with it for years. Fonterra has been named New Zealand’s worst climate polluter for the third year in a row, but there are still no real solutions. Measures to reduce dairy emissions.

Greenpeace calls for real action in Luxon as New Zealand risks missing climate targets

“New Zealanders are already paying the price for climate inaction with increasing hurricanes, storms and droughts. Failure to reduce emissions also means we must spend taxpayer money on ineffective overseas offsets to meet these targets.

“Even more worryingly, Prime Minister-elect Christopher Luxembourg has pledged to scrap measures designed to reduce climate pollution, from putting a price on agricultural emissions to banning new offshore oil and gas exploration.

“Our leaders should do everything they can to stop the climate crisis getting worse,” said Ross.

“New Zealanders are worried about climate change and we want our leaders to take real action. That means continuing the ban on new offshore oil and gas exploration, regulating New Zealand’s worst climate polluter – intensive dairying – and phasing out synthetic nitrogen fertilizers and imported fertilizers. Feeding.

“It also means supporting farmers to move to more plant-based regenerative organic farming and halving the number of cows,” Ross added.

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