All countries need to stay focused on climate change, according to the Royal Society Te Apārangi in light of the United States of America pulling out of the Paris Agreement today.
"New Zealand is already experiencing more frequent floods, storms and droughts, scrub and forest fires causing damage to the environment and people’s livelihoods. If we don’t work together on climate change, our efforts will be weakened with significant negative effects. Acting now to protect our environment, economy and culture will always be worthwhile, for all nations, including the United States of America," says Andrew Cleland, Chief Executive.
The Royal Society Te Apārangi published two expert reports on climate change in 2016: an implications report, Climate change implications for New Zealand, and a mitigation report Transition to a low-carbon economy for New Zealand.