Supplementary Order Paper No 401

No 401

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendment

Hon Scott Simpson, in Committee, to move the following amendment:

Clause 4

Replace clause 4 (page 4, lines 12 to 24) with:

4 Section 3 amended (Purpose)

Before section 3(1)(a), insert:


contribute to the global effort under the Paris Agreement to hold global average temperature increase to well below 2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels; and


increase the ability of New Zealand to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development, in a manner that does not threaten food production; and

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill. It replaces clause 4 to ensure the Purpose section better reflects the language used in the Paris Agreement. If New Zealand legislation is going to mirror the work of an international agreement, it is important the language is accurate and complete.