“The announcement from the government today reflects the Fossil Free State Sector coalition’s concern that the government hasn’t adequately assessed the scale of Aotearoa’s decarbonisation challenge and aligned this with budget commitments."
“The changes to default Kiwisaver standards reflect the power of citizens coming together to demand climate action. New Zealanders do not want their savings associated with the fossil fuel industry that is most responsible for emissions causing the climate crisis,” said Erica Finnie, Executive Director of 350 Aotearoa.
A coalition of climate, education and public health organisations, concerned that hundreds of schools burn fossil fuels for heating, are calling for the government to commit to funding a fast transition to 100% renewable energy in all of our schools & wider state-sector by 2025. The coalition includes Parents for Climate Aotearoa, School Strike 4 Climate, NZEI Te Riu Roa, Coal Action Network Aotearoa, OraTaiao: New Zealand Climate and Health Council, and 350 Aotearoa.
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