NZAIA's submission on the Climate Change Commission's Draft Advice to Government - 2021
The Commission’s advice report places a great deal of stress on recognising the impacts of emission reduction budgets and strategies, as part of the concern for equitable outcomes. However, the treatment of impacts is seen very much through the economic lens, and includes impacts on GDP, on market share, on the wellbeing of businesses of various kinds, and especially on employment. We accept this needs to be the starting point of the analyses, for sound policy reasons. However, in our view there are deficiencies in the further consideration of impacts, especially in the social area.