Tuesday March 12, 2019
Youth Climate advocacy group Generation Zero are putting pressure on the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, to make a statement on the release of the Zero Carbon Bill.
At their ‘Zero Hour 4 Climate’ protest held outside Parliament in late February, Minister Shaw promised a public announcement on the Zero Carbon Bill would be made ‘in three weeks time’.
Today the three weeks are up, however, in the spirit of the School Strike 4 Climate this week, Generation Zero have given Minister Shaw a three day extension on the deadline. They have asked that he make any announcements on the Zero Carbon Bill this Friday at the Wellington School Strike for Climate event.
“As thousands of Aotearoa’s rangatahi strike across the country to demand climate action, Minister Shaw will have the opportunity to be part of making history with his announcement on the Zero Carbon Bill, and show that he cares about youth voices.”
Kiwi school students are planning to join millions of other youth across the globe in the transnational ‘School Strike 4 Climate’ movement, inspired by Swedish Schoolgirl Greta Thunberg.
“Our generation refuses to be complicit in the destruction of the planet. We draw the line here, and demand that Minister Shaw sits on the right side of history.”
New Zealand School Strike 4 Climate
Wellington School Strike 4 Climate
Event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/407880519979016/
About the Zero Carbon Act
What is the Zero Carbon Act?
The Zero Carbon Act is a proposed law based on the UK’s Climate Change Act 2008. It will require governments to reduce New Zealand’s emissions year-on-year and plan towards a long-term zero carbon target.
About Generation Zero
Generation Zero is a nationwide, volunteer, youth-led organisation formed in 2011 to progress New Zealand toward a zero carbon future. www.generationzero.org