[17 April/Radio NZ]

The government announced the expert committee for the Climate Change Commission. They will investigate how New Zealand will transition to a net zero emissions economy by 2025. They will also consider how agriculture can be brought into the Emissions Trading Scheme. The commission will be set up next year. Climate Change Minister, James Shaw, said we needed to start planning now for the move to 100 percent renewable electricity generation by 2035. He added that setting up the committee was a great step in the right direction. David Prentice who was the CEO of the infrastructure firm Opus International Consultants, is the chair of the committee. Lisa Tumahai is the deputy chair.