New Conservative believes that New Zealand can make a positive impact on the worldwide environment. We would remove ourselves from international environment arrangements, and instead, invest the billions of dollars required by them in a research and development fund to develop “Pollution Solutions” and export them globally. We are committed to preserving and enhancing our natural environment through innovative practical solutions, investing in our economy rather than trading in carbon credits.
We would extract NZ from environmental treaties which impose significant taxes and costs on everyday New Zealanders without achieving or improving environmental outcomes.
If NZ eliminated its total carbon output, it would reduce global carbon by just 0.22%, effectively changing nothing. If a significant “Pollution Solution” was found and exported, we could potentially change the world.