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Greens mark climate change conference with action

Greens mark major climate change conference with action

Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons and Green Party members were present at the opening of a major international conference on Climate Change and Governance this morning to welcome delegates and invite them and members of the public to ‘Turn Down the Heat’.

Ms Fitzsimons yesterday launched a set of Green Party Proposals to address Climate Change in New Zealand, and will be circulating it to conference participants tomorrow and on Wednesday.

A group of Green Party members and supporters were outside the conference as it opened, replete with ‘Don’t Fry our Future’ t-shirts and a banner inviting delegates and passers-by to ‘Help us Turn Down the Heat’.

“We will be there to show our support of such an important conference, and to circulate information about the Greens’ new proposals on climate change,” Ms Fitzsimons said before the event.

Later in the morning, Ms Fitzsimons joins conference speakers Lord Oxburgh, Dr Helen Anderson (CE MoRST), Ross Martin (CE, Stagecoach) for a bus ride on the inner city circular bus as part of a Stagecoach campaign and competition. On their return at 11.30am, Lord Oxburgh, one of the keynote speakers, will draw the winners of the competition, which invites bus riders to spot their high profile co-passengers.

“Using public transport rather than driving is one great way individuals can work to combat climate change, so I am happy to be part of this campaign and competition with others from the conference,” Ms Fitzsimons says.


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