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.
The Climate Change Commission is responsible for advising the Government on how Aotearoa can tackle climate change. Here's what we had to say about its draft advice to the Government on the pathways we can take to meet our emissions reductions targets.
“Mandatory climate risk reporting is a necessary first step to help us shine a light on our public funds’ exposure to unsustainable and unethical investments in fossil fuels, but reporting alone is not enough,” said 350 Aotearoa Co-Director, Erica Finnie.
“The Climate Change Commission is clear that our climate targets and policy are not up to scratch. This gives New Zealanders a clear mandate to call on the government to implement strong climate policies and regulations on our major emitters.”
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 …