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'Failed' NZ could be walking into trap at Paris climate summit

Monday 13 Jul 15 2:00pm

New Zealand could be in trouble with its post-2020 emissions reduction target if the world doesn’t allow us to continue to use creative accounting to meet our obligations, international scientists are warning.

The Climate Action Tracker coalition of science organisations has given New Zealand a fail mark for its Intended Nationally Determined Commitment, announced last week, saying the country is falling well short of doing its fair share towards reducing the impact of global climate change.

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