Climate change research boost

Should we plan for drought or deluge and how is CO2 released from the ocean’s floor? Several climate change projects were given a boost in the latest Marsden Fund investment of $83.6 million.

Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods says “Climate change is a long-term challenge that requires out-of-the-box thinking, and that’s why the Government has made more progress in two years than the last Government did in nine.

“Science and research have been critical in the progression of our Zero Carbon Bill that returns to parliament today, as well as giving New Zealanders more choice on electric cars, and drives our work alongside businesses to reduce emissions.

“We welcome today’s investment that tackles head-on both climate change and our goal of running the country exclusively on renewable electricity by 2050.