Up to 11,000 jobs, including pest and weed control, to be created but critics call for greater emphasis on climate change
More than a billion dollars will be spent by the New Zealand government creating “nature jobs” as part of its a pandemic recovery, including environmental work in regions, but critics expressed dismay there wasn’t more emphasis on climate change.
On Thursday the finance minister Grant Robertson unveiled more than NZ$50bn in recovery funding to get the economy back on track following a seven-week lockdown. Tens of thousands of people have lost work during the crisis, with further lay-offs expected.
Incredible spending everywhere but what’s missing? Anything on climate change.
The govt said transition to a low carbon economy was its No.1 budget priority pre-COVID. Nowhere to be seen today.
I’m scanning this for anything about climate and not finding much – am I missing something?