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Sustainable Business Council welcomes Zero Carbon Act

The Sustainable Business Council welcomes the announcement of a robust process to develop the Zero Carbon Act and establish a climate commission.

Sustainable Business Council executive director, Abbie Reynolds, says this process will be a cornerstone of the dialogue we need about the transition to a low emissions economy.

"With a new government target for New Zealand to be net zero by 2050, a national dialogue about what that means and how we will get there is critical."

"Many Sustainable Business Council members are supportive of a Zero Carbon Act and a climate commission. They see climate change, and the clean technologies and solutions required, as a real opportunity for innovation and investment."

"Already many businesses are setting ambitious targets to reduce and offset emissions, which will help to keep global warming within two degrees, as agreed in the 2015 Paris Agreement. This means their decisions on capital allocation, investment, innovation, emissions reduction initiatives and offsetting projects can be made well in advance."

"The level of ambition amongst these businesses and organisations is growing rapidly. They want to be part of the solution."

"I encourage New Zealanders to get involved in the national dialogue. The decisions made as the act and commission are designed will affect Kiwis for generations to come".

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