scoop.co.nz 23 Mar, 2021 18:30 am

Opportunities And Challenges As Aotearoa Embraces Climate-resilient And Low Emissions

Opportunities And Challenges As Aotearoa Embraces Climate-resilient And Low Emissions
Aotearoa will create a number of opportunities and challenges across all sectors and communities, as it moves to a thriving, climate-resilient and low emissions society, He Pou a Rangi, the NZ Climate Change Commission says. Their analysis of the transition ...

“There are also uncertainties around the emissions reduction potential, reliability and costs of a number of emerging technologies, making it hard to determine which technologies present the greatest opportunities and the fewest challenges.“This means any emissions reduction practice or technology needs to be carefully assessed before it is included in emissions reduction plans and budgets.“Globally, technologies and practices to reduce emissions exist for every sector - although these are in differing states of development and deployment.New technologies and opportunities to reduce emissions would also emerge in the coming years.

“However, these opportunities to reduce emissions also have the potential to have negative impacts, which must be considered.Their analysis of the transition has considered a wide range of factors, including existing technology and anticipated technological developments, the costs and benefits of adopting new technology and the impacts on households, employment and regions.

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