18 Sep 2009

Small companies against NZ as global leader v. climate change

3:34 pm on 18 September 2009

The majority of small companies think New Zealand should not be a global leader in the fight against climate change.

A survey of 1500 small businesses, conducted by Massey University's centre for small and medium enterprise research, found more than a half of small companies believe New Zealand should move at the same pace as other countries.

Professor David Deakins says there is uncertainty about the implications of New Zealand taking the lead.

The survey also found that 61% of small companies thought both the Government and business should have primary responsibility for maintaining the environment.