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New Zealand boosts budget funding for climate resilience in wake of Cyclone

After months of extreme weather that tore through New Zealand’s road, power and communications networks, the government has pledged a large, rapid funding boost to adapt infrastructure for the climate crisis, including an expansion of the nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations. The NZ$6bn announced in Thursday’s budget for a national resilience plan will initially be spent on clean-up and recovery from record-breaking floods that swamped Auckland in January and Cyclone Gabrielle, which in February devastated parts of the North Island. But finance minister Grant Robertson promised in remarks at parliament on Thursday that attention would then turn to increasing the “resilience” of New Zealand’s infrastructure to cope with increasing climate-related weather disasters. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/may/18/new-zealand-budget-2023-funding-climate-resilience-cyclone-gabrielle

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  • mercy nduta

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    Financial resources and sound investments are needed to address climate change to reduce emissions.

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    • Esther Wanjiku

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      It's alarming that the climate crisis is detrimental to the economy and robs off a country huge chunks of money that could otherwise be channeled elsewhere for better developments but in the wake of such a disaster, It's imperative for a government to address the situation regardless of the drawbacks

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      • dickson mutai

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        the effects of climate change are real .. we dont have to wait for catastrophes to act

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        • Tabitha Kimani

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          The catastrophic effects of climate change will surely require funding to assist citizens rebuild their lives and also for damaged infrastructure. Prevention is better than cure.

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