As I close my time at 350 Aotearoa, naturally I have been reflecting on the impact we have made since we started out. I’m really proud of the role 350 Aotearoa has played in helping to nurture and grow the climate movement since 2008, supporting it to move forwards and sideways.
“Thousands of people across Aotearoa, including our government and the Minister of Finance, are calling for ACC to stop investing our public money in the fossil fuel industry. We’re taking action to send ACC’s Board a message that it needs to commit to divest from fossil fuels by the 31st of July.”
“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.