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Plea for Govt to set long term climate goals

There’s a plea for the Government to set long-term climate policies, to help businesses adapt.

A report from the World Economic Forum has put climate change as the number one threat to businesses around the world.

Green Party co-leader James Shaw says the Government’s changed the Emissions Trading Scheme four times since coming to power, which has left New Zealand businesses on the back foot.

He says business leaders need certainty, to know what changes to make to help them survive in the long term.

“They need certainty to make the kind of investments that they need to make in order to reduce the carbon emissions that are coming from the business community over time.”

– Newstalk ZB


John on 18/01/2016 10:48pm

Climate change as the number one threat to businesses around the world… rubbish, such a statement could only come from people who’s income relies on keeping the climate change scam going. 

An example of business under the climate change banner… Banking on The Climate Hustle.                                   An international pension-fund coalition — co-founded by a UN agency last September — showed great enthusiasm for decarbonisation in Paris last month. It wants to shift at least USD600 billion of other people’s money into renewable energy projects. But only if governments establish ‘legal frameworks to protect long-term investors’ and to ensure ‘capital reallocation’ is risk-free – that is, underwritten by taxpayers – in perpetuity. Nice work if you can get it.

July 2015 Climate Change Business Journal estimates the Climate Change Industry is worth $1.5 Trillion dollars, which means four billion dollars a day is spent on our quest to change the climate. That includes everything from carbon markets to carbon consulting, carbon sequestration, renewables, biofuels, green buildings and cars.

Most businesses survive because they produce something the market wants.

The Climate industries survival depends on government policy and election outcomes.

What real business would want government policies that impose more costs and regulations on them.



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