In line with the Paris Agreement to limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius, New Zealand lawmakers have unanimously approved the ‘Zero Carbon bill’ which commits the country to carbon neutrality by the year 2050. The country is well-poised to meet this target. It generates around 80% of its electricity requirements through renewables and has committed to planting around 1 billion trees by the year 2028. Further, the government is shifting its fleet to electric vehicles and is investing around $14.5 billion into transit, biking and walking infrastructure.

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