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Ratification signals growing momentum for domestic action

Ratification signals growing momentum for domestic action

The Sustainable Business Council is delighted that New Zealand has today ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Council Abbie Reynolds says ratification is a significant and positive step.

"It is important to have a voice at negotiating table on rules that matter to New Zealand. At the same time we need to focus on what has to be done at home," Abbie Reynolds said.

"SBC members are leading the way on domestic action by changing business practices, electrifying vehicle fleets and other initiatives, but permanently reducing our domestic emissions will require business and government working collaboratively together.

"Hopefully it is more than symbolic that on the day of ratification business and government are today holding a workshop to jointly understand and identify solutions to improve freight efficiency and reduce the freight sector’s carbon intensity.

"This is characteristic of what needs to be done together to meet the domestic emissions reduction challenge we face."


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