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Monday 8 Apr 19 11:00am


Ten years ago, businesses in New Zealand were backing the idea of cross-party support for the Emissions Trading Scheme.

The ETS was passed by the Labour-led Government in late 2008, and in early 2009 was being reviewed by the new National government.

In late March 2009, Carbon News reported that the both Labour and the Greens had told the Government they were willing to work with it to design a scheme that both sides of Parliament could support.

In a poll taken after that story was published, 48 per cent of 482 business leaders surveyed said they wanted a multi-party support for an ETS. Just 17 per cent opposed the idea, with the rest saying they were neutral or didnít know.

The Government went on to pass amendments to the scheme with the support of the Maori Party. Cross-party agreement on the ETS or climate policy generally is still being spoken of as a goal. | Read the story here
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