December 19, 2019
Climate Commission short changed on Maori input
Ora Taio, the NZ Climate and Health Council, says the new Climate Change Commission lacks some of the expertise needed for real change.
Co-convenor Alexandra Macmillan says the Government has failed to appoint anyone people with a focus on the impacts of climate change on health and wellbeing.
It is also short on Māori input, despite the role Māori have taken in highlighting the impact of climate change on indigenous peoples.
"It needs to be greatly strengthened. We argued strongly for a Tiriti based partnership model for the commission, so having that single member who is Māori on the commission really feels inadequate" Dr Macmillan says
Dr Macmillian says getting people out of cars and onto bikes is a practical way to reduce the impact of climate change
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