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New Zealand, Nov 7 (Canadian-Media): A "Zero Carbon" bill has been passed by New Zealand lawmakers on Thursday to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions with an aim to make the country almost carbon neutral by 2050, media reports said.
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Although the bill has different regulations for methane emissions from greenhouse gases, due to farming's important role in bringing in foreign income, it still aims to cut 10 percent of biological methane by 2030, and up to 47 percent by 2050.
Aa independent Climate Change Commission is also established by this bill to advise the government on how to achieve its targets.
A pledge has also been taken by government to plant 1 billion trees over 10 years and ensure that the electricity grid runs entirely from renewable energy by 2035.
"This...is the centerpiece for meaningful climate change action in New Zealand," said Minister for Climate Change James Shaw, the leader of the Green party, which is in coalition with Ardern's Labour.