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NZ Youth Present Stance on International Climate Policy

NZ Youth Present Stance on International Climate Policy

Saturday, 24 November 2012 | Press Release: New Zealand Youth Delegation – www.youthdelegation.org.nz

The New Zealand Youth Delegation today launched their 2012 Policy Document, prepared for the UN COP18 negotiations. The document asserts that all negotiating parties must remain conscious of the stakes of these negotiations, conducting themselves honestly and in good faith to increase global ambition.  

NZYD, a group of seven young New Zealanders, is the largest independent New Zealand civil society organisation at COP18, beginning on the 26th of November in Doha, Qatar.  

“We will be closely monitoring the actions of the New Zealand Government in these negotiations, to ensure that we are committing equitably to our fair share." said Hannah Griffin, NZYD spokesperson.

“It is essential to have an independent observer to critique our Government’s actions in these negotiations.” said Ms. Griffin. "Civil society, especially youth, will be disproportionately affected by the effects of climate change, and we must not be excluded."

"It is essential that New Zealand make ambitious commitments in the interest of youth and generations to come.

The NZYD Policy Document also includes stances on policy of significant national interest such as forestry and agriculture. It is available for download on http://youthdelegation.org.nz/youth/about-nzyd/nzyd12-policy-doc/

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