Climate change is a global problem. Urban areas are key to reducing carbon emissions, says an environmental report.
Climate change is the most serious environmental issue New Zealanders face, according to a new report by the Environment Commissioner.
Dr Jan Wright said there was “no question” climate change was worrying and had flow-on effects, in her commentary on the government’s Environment Aotearoa 2015 report. That report had singled out rapid growth in dairy farmland and surging carbon dioxide levels as twin threats to the country’s environment.
“[Climate change] will impact on the health of our sea, land, and freshwater, our unique and precious biodiversity, and our economy,” she said.
Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, wants the government to prepare a report of action priorities.