Climate Change Response Act 2002

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5M Matters Commission must consider

In performing its functions and duties and exercising its powers under this Act, the Commission must consider, where relevant,—

(a)

current available scientific knowledge; and

(b)

existing technology and anticipated technological developments, including the costs and benefits of early adoption of these in New Zealand; and

(c)

the likely economic effects; and

(d)

social, cultural, environmental, and ecological circumstances, including differences between sectors and regions; and

(e)

the distribution of benefits, costs, and risks between generations; and

(f)

the Crown-Māori relationship, te ao Māori (as defined in section 5H(2)), and specific effects on iwi and Māori; and

(g)

responses to climate change taken or planned by parties to the Paris Agreement or to the Convention.

Section 5M: inserted, on 14 November 2019, by section 8 of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 61).