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.
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.