Climate change bill passed

The Government’s climate change legislation has now passed into law. The bill that sets up the emissions trading scheme (ETS) went through its third reading in Parliament on Wednesday night on a 63-57 vote.

Further information

New Zealand Parliament

New Zealand’s climate change solutions

Ministry for the Environment – New Zealand climate change

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Media Round up

Sunday Star Times: Rod Oram: Climate is right for emissions law

Otago Daily Times: Climate change bill passed

New Zealand Herald: Climate change bill becomes law

Dominion Post: Emissions bill passes despite opposition

Radio New Zealand: Emissions trading scheme bill passes

TVNZ: Forest industry welcomes ETS

3 News: ETS bill passes into law 63-57

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Also, see our Science Alert on the ETS bill.