Futurewatch

by Jennifer Coote

Introduction

Professors R. Chapman, J. Boston explore some details of the social implications of decarbonising the NZ economy, Social Policy Journal of NZ, July 07. If global warming of more than 2 degrees C is to be avoided, NZ’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions needs to fall by up to 70% by 2030 and 90% by 2050. Such massive reductions will require major changes in energy generation, transport fuels and behaviour, land use and urban design, underpinned by modifications to national policy frameworks and changes in social attitudes and behaviour.(continue…)

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