New Zealand

Resource Management (Energy and Climate Change) Amendment Act 2004

Passed in 2004
This Act updates the Resource Management Act 1991 and recognises the government's preference for national co-ordination of controls on GHG emissions and gives greater emphasis to climate change and energy matters in resource management, planning, and decision-making. The Act makes explicit provisions within section 7 of the Resource Management Act 1991 for all persons exercising functions and powers under the Act to have particular regard to the : 
1) Effects of climate change (excluding the effects on climate change of discharges into air of greenhouse gases),
2) The efficiency of the end use of energy,
3) Benefits to be derived from the use and development of renewable energy.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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