Global warming is the most serious and complex environmental challenge humanity has ever faced. Ecologic believes everyone must take this threat seriously, and search for ways to reduce it.
The two main gases responsible for global warming – carbon dioxide and methane - are both central to the world’s livelihood at present. But that must change in future. We must find ways of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from industry, electricity generation and transport. We must find ways of reducing methane emissions from agriculture.
The right incentives need to be in place to promote technological innovation and the uptake of new, climate-friendly modes of production. Government policies must take account of our competitiveness, and be carefully designed to minimise damage to the economy.
Ecologic has contributed to these policy issues for more than a decade, and continues to do so.
What is Climate Change?
Effects of climate change on New Zealand
The Kyoto Protocol
Ecologic submission on NZ climate policy - March 2007
Carbon credits from forestry
Links to other sites
ETS Review 2011 Consultation
Ministry for the Environment
SUBMISSION FROM ECOLOGIC FOUNDATION