Day Of Shame As National Pulls Out Of Kyoto
Energy and Climate Change Spokesperson
9 November 2012 MEDIA
Day Of Shame As National Pulls Out Of
New Zealand’s international reputation
has taken a massive hit today with the Government’s
decision to not commit to the second stage of the Kyoto
Protocol on Climate Change, says Labour’s Climate Change
spokesperson Moana Mackey.
“This is a day of shame for
New Zealand, our reputation as a good international citizen
has taken a massive hit. To pull out of Kyoto the same day
that Australia committed is humiliating.
position used to be essential to Government policy when it
suited National. But now that Australia is tackling the
critical issue of climate change, National is
“National doesn’t take climate change
seriously. It has gutted the emissions trading scheme and
has now withdrawn from Kyoto commitments.
“There is no
longer an effective tool for limiting our gross carbon
emissions, which is a blow to our carbon forestry sector and
damaging to the important 100% Pure brand.
short term thinking is damaging medium term business growth
and putting the future of our children in
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