The coalition of organisations working for full decarbonisation of the state sector, Fossil Free State Sector Aotearoa, acknowledges today’s announcement by the government committing to reducing state sector emissions and …
A coalition of climate justice organisations has written to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urging her to prioritise decarbonising schools, hospitals and other state sector fixed-infrastructure within the first 100 days …
A coalition of climate organisations including School Strike 4 Climate Aotearoa, Parents for Climate Aotearoa, 350 Auckland, Coal Action Network Aotearoa, Coal Action Nelson, Coal Action Murihiku, Southland Forest and Bird, OraTaiao: NZ Climate & Health Council and 350 Aotearoa, are calling for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to lead the new government in immediately committing to transition all state sector buildings from fossil fuel boilers.
This week our Co-Director Erica Finnie was invited to have dinner with Jacinda Ardern, David Parker, Megan Woods and Andrew Little, together with a small group of environmental and business leaders. After dinner, we had 3 minutes each to give a short pitch about how our government should spend its remaining COVID-19 recovery package while simultaneously dealing with climate change. Here’s the pitch we made to the current government.
While recent announcements of government support for public sector buildings to transition from fossil fuel boilers to clean energy are welcome, more can and must be done to fully decarbonise our state sector.
350 Aotearoa applauds the government’s announcement today that makes Aotearoa the first country in the world to require the financial sector to report on climate risks. 350 Aotearoa was among a majority of submitters that called on the government to introduce mandatory climate-related disclosure during its public consultation period in 2019.