June 07, 2018
Climate change action inspiring
Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson says indigenous people are taking note of New Zealand’s decision to wind down oil and gas exploration.
Yesterday her co-leader and Climate Change Minister James Shaw received open letter coordinated by World Wildlife Fund New Zealand and signed by more than 200 business and civic leaders endorsing the Government’s goal of getting the country to net zero emissions by 2050.
Ms Davidson says last week it was indigenous community representatives from the Amazon in her office expressing their appreciation at New Zealand’s leadership.
"We are capable of being world leaders in the area of sustainable living, of making sure we protect the planet for mokopuna to come. People have been coming to me because of our Green Party influence in our parliament, coming to me from around the world taking note of the possibilities of what a Government can actually do," she says.
Public consultation on the proposed Zero Carbon Bill begins today with a nationwide series of public meetings to hear peoples’ views, backed up with an interactive online engagement tool.
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