Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Greater Wellington Regional Council wants to see New Zealand set a target that is fair and consistent with climate change science. They are concerned about the lack of detail on how to move New Zealand onto a pathway towards a low carbon economy. They are also concerned about the strong emphasis on the costs and challenges of setting an emissions target and the lack of focus on the benefits, opportunities and costs of inaction.
GWRC's submission advocated for an unconditional target of 40% reduction by 2030 from our 1990 baseline and a conditional target of 50% reduction by 2030 from our 1990 baseline.