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Emissions slashed, but scientists issue warning

Wednesday 20 May 20 11:00am

 

THE GLOBAL economic shutdown caused by the covid-19 pandemic cut the world’s greenhouse gas emissions by almost 18 million tonnes a day – and the second-highest  rate of reduction was in New Zealand.

While scientists are welcoming evidence than emissions can be turned around, they are now warning they could climb to higher rates than ever if countries throw out climate policies in pursuit of economic recovery.

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