Kiran Chug writes in the Dominion Post that Prime Minister John Key has said that the $45m being spent by the NZ government on agricultural greenhouse gas mitigation research comes with no guarantees of success.
The PM made his statements at the opening of the inaugural Global Research Alliance meeting in Wellington.
An excerpt: (read in full here)
“In the next three days, delegates will discuss the alliance’s structure and operation, and countries will form research groups.
“Though there were no guarantees, Mr Key said there would be a better chance of finding scientific solutions to climate change if countries worked together. He supported the idea of sharing technology developed by the alliance with developing countries for free, and said the alliance would be critical in coming up with solutions because people did not want to reduce their standards of living.”