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19,000 New Zealanders called on the Government to ban new fossil fuel boilers in the state sector this Earth Day
On Friday 22nd of April (Earth Day) at 1.30 pm, 350 Aotearoa handed over their petition to the House of Representatives which calls for an immediate ban on new fossil fuel boiler installations in the state sector and gained over 19 000 signatures over the past weeks.
New report exposes ACC’s fossil fuel investments and calls for divestment commitment
Today, climate justice organisation 350 Aotearoa releases a report that exposes the relationship between ACC and the fossil fuel industry. 350 Aotearoa Executive Director Alva Feldmeier said, “The urgency to …
New fossil fuel boilers recently installed in schools and people-power is building behind the Fossil Free Schools Campaign
The latest research and data analysis from the Fossil Free State Sector Coalition has revealed that not only is the decarbonisation of schools in Aotearoa underfunded but that the Ministry of Education has actively advocated for the implementation of over 40 new fossil fuel boilers in the past 10 years.
Divestment must be a priority for ACC and other Public Funds under the new Investment Framework
Climate justice organisation 350 Aotearoa is pleased to see that the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) joined forces with other public funds to sign the Paris Aligned Asset Owner Commitment. A first priority must be to divest ACC's $210 million invested in coal, oil, and gas companies.
New Zealand Parliament just passed the Financial sector mandatory climate-related risk disclosure bill – a step in the right direction
350 Aotearoa applauds the passing of the Climate-related Disclosures Bill by parliament in its third reading in Parliament today. Mandatory climate-related risk disclosure is a useful mechanism to ensure extensive and thorough climate-risk reporting in our financial sector.
Media advisory: A swarm of Grant Robertsons tell ACC to divest from fossil fuels
“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.”
Press release: ACC’s climate fund a distraction from $210 million investments in the fossil fuel industry
“ACC is a public investment fund, and it must be invested in the public good, not supporting the world’s biggest polluters.”