New Zealand Passes Climate Change Bill

Law360, New York (November 25, 2009, 2:29 PM EST) -- The New Zealand Parliament passed a climate change bill Wednesday, providing some momentum for the United Nations' Copenhagen climate conference even as the United States dithers.

The New Zealand bill, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 10 percent to 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, passed by a 63-58 vote, with support from the governing National Party, the United Future Party and the Maori Party.

But the bill reportedly was opposed by the opposition Labour Party, along with the Green Party and the Progressive...
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