Tagged: Kyoto Protocol

NZ’s emissions target scam – Groser & Co’s creative accounting exposed - Hot Topic

Mr February Apr 20, 2015

Simon Johnson (aka MrFebruary) looks at how climate change minister Tim Groser and the National-led government intend to use creative carbon accounting to ensure that New Zealand meets its 2020 climate change target (a five percent reduction) in spite of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) projected to increase to 2020 and beyond. On 10 April […] … Read More

NZ government climate policy: look, a squirrel! - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 16, 2013

Two major new government reports on New Zealand’s emissions projections and the expected impacts of four degrees of warming on NZ agriculture were released without fanfare last Friday — the timing clearly designed to minimise media fallout from reports that highlight the paucity and ineffectiveness of current climate policy settings. Climate change minister Tim Groser […] … Read More

The Kyoto – New Zealand break-up – when unfaithful new zealand said ‘commitment’ he never meant it - The Dismal Science

Mr February Jan 26, 2013

In this post Simon Johnson argues the best analogy for New Zealand’s choice to opt out of a second commitment period (of reducing emissions) under the Kyoto Protocol – is: unfaithful men who won’t commit to their partners! New Zealand governments have behaved faithlessly towards Kyoto. The current National Government under Climate Minister Tim Groser […] … Read More

Don’t worry Kyoto (National’s Only Looking Out For Its Friends) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 12, 2012

The New Zealand government has announced that the country will not join the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol (CP2), but will instead make voluntary commitments within the Kyoto framework [Herald, NBR]. Climate change minister Tim Groser presented this move as: …aligning [NZ's] climate change efforts with developed and developing countries which collectively are [...] … Read More

Introducing the Kyoto Escalator: did anyone sign the protocol in good faith? - Hot Topic

Mr February Jun 29, 2012

Simon Johnson introduces the Kyoto Escalator chart (inspired by the Skeptical Science Escalator chart) and argues that New Zealand was just as complicit as the major European countries in negotiating the Kyoto Protocol so that it could be complied with while gross and net emissions continued to increase. Professor Dave Frame is the new director [...] … Read More