Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Zero Carbon Bill Announcement Due Friday

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
https://www.facebook.com/schoolstrike4climatenz/




Wellington School Strike 4 Climate
Event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/407880519979016/


About the Zero Carbon Act


Read the summary paper here.
For more information see www.zerocarbonact.nz
Zero Carbon Act National Convener - Lisa McLaren, 027 405 3218, lisa@generationzero.org.nz


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

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Government Confirms Royal Commission of Inquiry:

Friday: National Remembrance Service

A National Remembrance Service for the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attack, and all those affected by it, will be held at 10am on Friday 29 March, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced. More>>

Ban On Military Style Semi-Automatics And Assault Rifles
Military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned in New Zealand under stronger new gun laws... Related parts used to convert these guns into MSSAs are also being banned, along with all high-capacity magazines. “An amnesty will be put in place for weapons to be handed in, and Cabinet has directed officials to develop a buyback scheme...All semi-automatic weapons used during the terrorist attack on Friday 15 March will be banned." More>>

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK
For the Latest: Scoop Search - Christchurch
 

Gordon Campbell: On The School Climate Strike

Locally, the school strike has won a ton of support for bringing climate change to the fore. Yet the strikers don't want mere expressions of support. They want action. More>>

ALSO:

"Grabbed And Struck In The Face": Greens Co-Leader Attacked While Walking To Work

Green Party co-leader James Shaw was the victim of an unprovoked attack when he was walking to work in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

████████ ████ ███: Latest OIA Statistics Released

The latest statistics cover 110 agencies that collectively completed 18,106 official information requests between July and December 2018, a 16.4% increase on the 15,551 requests for the previous six months. More>>

ALSO:

'Hit And Run' Inquiry: New Legal Action Over Secrecy

The lawyer representing the Afghan villagers in the inquiry into Operation Burnham has launched legal proceedings calling for a judicial review in the investigation. More>>

ALSO:

From Hydro Plan To...: Mokihinui River Land To Join Kahurangi National Park

A total of 64,400 hectares of conservation land in the Mokihinui River catchment on the West Coast north of Westport, including 15 km of riverbed, is being added to Kahurangi National Park. “Adding this area, roughly half the size of Auckland City, to Kahurangi is the largest addition of land to an existing national park in New Zealand’s history,” Eugenie Sage said. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels