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Day Of Shame As National Pulls Out Of Kyoto

Moana

MACKEY

Energy and Climate Change Spokesperson
9 November 2012 MEDIA STATEMENT

Day Of Shame As National Pulls Out Of Kyoto

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.

“Australia’s 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 silent.

“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 It has gutted the emissions trading scheme and has now withdrawn from Kyoto commitments.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.

“National’s short term thinking is damaging medium term business growth and putting the future of our children in jeopardy.”

ENDS



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