The Zero Carbon Act, what it could mean for you

As implementation of the Zero Carbon Act begins, businesses are under increasing pressure to actively contribute to a zero-emissions economy.

New Zealand’s well-established reputation as a pioneer in environmental reform was reinforced by passing of the Zero Carbon Act in 2019. Under this Act, New Zealand has committed to reduction by 2050 of net greenhouse gas emissions to zero, and methane emissions by up to 47%. It’s a policy change that will have implications for New Zealand businesses because, for New Zealand to be able to fulfil its obligations under the Act, businesses will need to actively commit to cut their carbon usage.

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