Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hot Air

The UN Environment Programme has honoured Helen Clark at its annual Champions of the Earth awards for her work on pushing climate changing policy:

By setting a carbon neutral goal for New Zealand, Prime Minister Helen Clark has put her country at the forefront of today's environmental challenges. Three major policy initiatives launched by Miss Clark are also blazing new trails for sustainability and the fight against climate change: the Emissions Trading Scheme; the Energy Strategy; and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy.
But while its great policy, none of this stuff has actually been implemented yet, so Clark has essentially been given this award on the basis of hot air.