The New Zealand Government’s announcement today that it will only tackle climate change if a shopping list of conditions are met is a clear example of the developed world’s lack of leadership on climate, Greenpeace warned today.
New Zealand said it will cut emissions by 10-20% by 2020, however this is entirely dependent on whether other countries take action and on how many loopholes New Zealand can negotiate for itself at the UN Copenhagen Climate Summit.
This makes New Zealand one of the few developed countries in the world to refuse to take unilateral action. Even its tiny Pacific Island neighbour, Tuvalu, on the climate front line, is taking unilateral action. Continue Reading →