This target carefully balances our environmental responsibilities with a realistic assessment of the economic costs. Achieving these emissions reductions will mean higher costs for consumers and businesses for petrol and electricityNew Zealand sets new emissions target Aug 10, 2009
This target is internationally credible and both environmentally and economically responsibleNew Zealand sets new emissions target Aug 10, 2009
New Zealand's contribution to global emissions is very small and our objective should be neither to lead nor lag but do our fair shareNew Zealand to slash emissions by half Mar 31, 2011
North Canterbury, New Zealand
Nicolas Rex "Nick" Smith (born 24 December 1964) is a New Zealand politician and a member of the New Zealand Parliament as a National Party MP. He is a Cabinet minister holding the posts of Minister for the Environment, Minister for Climate Change Issues, Minister for ACC.
Between 1996 and 1999 he was in Cabinet, holding various portfolios including Minister of Corrections, Minister of Conservation and Minister of Education. For a brief time between October and November 2003 he was the deputy leader of the National Party, then in opposition under Bill English.