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.
Climate justice organisation 350 Aotearoa welcomes the Greens' plan to transform Aotearoa’s energy system and set Aotearoa on course towards a fossil-fuel free future in which workers are supported into new jobs, and communities have the power to share local, affordable clean energy.
Climate justice organisation 350 Aotearoa is disappointed that the Environment Select Committee has failed to address substantial concerns with the Covid-19 Response (Fast Track Consenting) Bill in its report released today. The Bill currently removes the public’s right to have a say on fast-tracked infrastructure projects and fails to create climate and environmental bottom lines as criteria for fast-tracking.
Climate justice organisation 350 Aotearoa welcomes ACC’s new climate change policy that lays out plans to decarbonise its investments but calls for ACC to commit to full divestment from coal, oil, and gas companies by 2021.
In the lead-up to Budget 2020, our 350 Aotearoa volunteers have been writing to local papers across the country, calling for our Principles for a #JustRecovery to be front and centre as our Ministers decide where to allocate infrastructure spending. Together we're creating social licence and public mandate for our response to COVID to set us on course towards a just, sustainable, equitable and resilient future.