Climate protection plan | Asia Pacific Greens

Climate protection plan

A Climate Tax Cut on the first $2000 of income

The Green Party has a win-win plan to protect our climate, achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and leave Kiwi families better off.  

Under our Climate Protection Plan, the Green Party will:  

  1. Establish an independent Climate Commission to provide expert and independent advice to the government on carbon prices, carbon budgets, and complementary measures to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050
  2. Phase out the failed Emissions Trading Scheme and instead put a meaningful price on carbon through a charge on polluters
  3. Recycle all revenues raised from a carbon charge back to families through a $2,000 income tax-free band a 1 percent company tax cut. Households will be on average $319 better off every year with the Climate Tax Cut
  4. Introduce a suite of complementary measures to reduce New Zealand's emissions and make the transition to a low carbon economy

The Green Party will future-proof our economy and put New Zealand firmly back in the global green race while leaving households better off. 

We'll ensure New Zealand shows leadership on climate change - the biggest issue of our time - and we'll deliver prosperity on the way. 


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