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Generation Zero Applauds Young Nats’ Support for Zero Carbon

Youth organisation Generation Zero is celebrating the Young Nats’ endorsement of its proposed Zero Carbon Act: a powerful new law to reduce New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions and deliver a long-term climate change plan.

Generation Zero launched a detailed blueprint for the Zero Carbon Act in April, alongside a petition to the next New Zealand Parliament.

A remit to support the Zero Carbon Act was approved by all regional branches of the Young Nats. Last night, they shared a Facebook message saying: “The Young Nats are proud to support the Zero Carbon Act. Our membership overwhelmingly supports the 'apolitical approach' to climate change solutions being advocated by Generation Zero.”

National convenor for the Zero Carbon Act campaign, Lisa McLaren, says: “This is a historic moment for our country and a huge step towards our goal of cross-party support for the Zero Carbon Act.”

“Climate change is bigger than politics. We cannot thrive in a future where our planet keeps getting hotter.”

“Political parties need to work together and look beyond election cycles. We need them to commit to a zero carbon future and ensure New Zealand has a plan to get there.”

“The Young Nats’ support for the Zero Carbon Act shows that young people all across the political spectrum want this. We applaud their bold leadership and urge the National Party’s leaders to heed their call.”

“We encourage all New Zealanders to sign on to our petition to the next Parliament at www.zerocarbonact.nz.”

The Zero Carbon Act campaign is supported by multiple organisations including Forest & Bird, WWF-New Zealand, Oxfam New Zealand, the Council for International Development, ActionStation, OraTaiao and the Quakers.

Labour, the Greens, and New Zealand First have all previously declared support for elements of the Zero Carbon Act.


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