Hot air: NZ sets carbon test for PM

Original article by Ben Packham, Graham Lloyd
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 15-Aug-19

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on 14 August that her government was seeking to limit global warming to 1.5 Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. She was speaking on her arrival in Tuvalu for the Pacific Islands Forum, with small nations in the Pacific wanting the New Zealand target to be included as a goal in the forum leaders’ declaration. New Zealand’s target is 0.5 Celsius less than that advocated by Australia. Ardern says every nation needs to do its bit in combatting global warming, although New Zealand has pledged $300 million less than Australia in terms of direct climate assistance to Pacific nations in the 10 years to 2025.

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