New Zealand (NZ) has the fourth highest per capita emissions (on a cumulative basis) on the planet. However, NZ does not have to make the average 5% cuts in greenhouse gases that most other Annex I countries have to make following Kyoto. Moreover, with the current way the Kyoto Protocol is structured, it is possible that positive economic impacts will result for NZ. These benefits will be achieved with minimum disturbance of the market as it currently operates. Although this may be ‘good’ for NZ, it may also be highly counterproductive to achieving a solution to what may be the biggest environmental problem to face the planet in the next century.
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- New Zealand and The Climate Change Debate: 1995–1998
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