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


Nobel Winner Walks for the Climate in Wellington

Nobel Winner Walks for the Climate in Wellington

One of New Zealand’s contributors to the IPCC Nobel Prize, Jim Salinger, will join thousands of Wellingtonians marching to Parliament on December the 5th, in support of a good outcome from the UN climate talks in Copenhagen, which starts two days later.

Salinger will greet people at 1pm at Civic Square and walk with them to Parliament, where other notable speakers from unions, churches, and the Pacific will speak about why taking action on climate change is so important.

“Copenhagen is the most important meeting of our time – it could set us on the path of positive change, or put the planet on a road of destructive climate change,”said Jim Salinger. “Despite recent suggestions the talks are set to fail, all that’s required to make them work is political will at the highest level.

“Global leaders, including John Key, need to go to the summit and ensure an agreement is reached to drastically reduce global emissions. It’s not going to be the bureaucrats that make the meeting a success; it’s going to be global leaders.”

“Most New Zealanders care about this issue. Nearly 170,000 have joined the Sign On campaign in just six months, in support of a 40% by 2020 emission reduction target for New Zealand. John Key and Nick Smith need to know that while multi-national business might only be interested in their profit margins, ordinary New Zealanders care deeply about protecting our planet and quality of life.

“Key ,Smith and negotiator Tim Groser need to do their best for a fair and binding deal at Copenhagen.

“Because of the importance of these negotiations, I will be joining thousands of Wellingtonians, as we all speak with one voice – 'The planet needs us. There is no planet B'.”

Join Jim Salinger and thousands of others to show your support for ambitious, fair and binding carbon targets at Copenhagen.

Saturday, December the 5th, Civic Square, 1pm.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Rapid Antigen Testing

National Party leader Christopher Luxon is being allowed to get away with murder. Luxon is not being challenged over his repeated assertions that the rest of the world has enjoyed ready access to rapid antigen tests (aka RATS) for a year, so why aren’t we? In fact, the reality across the Tasman for the past month has seen a colossal shambles unfold over (a) the availability and (b) the affordability of these tests. RATS have become a case of panic buying on steroids. Amid reports of price gouging, stock-piling, socially inequitable access and empty shelves...


Government: Announces Three Phase Public Health Response To Omicron
The Government has announced a three phase Omicron plan that aims to slow down and limit the spread of an outbreak, Associate Minister of Health, Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. “Through the course of managing Omicron, we will be taking a phased approach. As case numbers grow both testing and isolation approaches will change in response... More>>

Save The Children: Thousands Join Call To Retain New Zealand’s Children’s Commissioner

More than 6000 Kiwis have joined Save the Children New Zealand’s call to retain the vital role of Children’s Commissioner, as the Government considers a new bill proposing major changes to the office, including the removal of a named Children’s Commissioner... More>>

Science Media Centre: Omicron Outbreak Would Move The Country To Red - Expert Reaction

The Prime Minister has announced if Omicron cases spread into the community, the country will move to the traffic light system's Red setting within 48 hours. Jacinda Ardern also mentioned there will be changes to the country's testing regime, with more use of Rapid Antigen Tests... More>>

Transparency International: New Zealand Retains Top Ranking In Annual Corruption Perceptions Index
New Zealand is once again ranked least corrupt in the world by Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index. This year New Zealand’s score of 88 out of 100 is unchanged resulting in it being first equal with Denmark and Finland... More>>

TradeMe: Property Prices Increase By A Record 25% In One Year
In December, the national average asking price jumped by a quarter year on year, to reach a new high of $956,150, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index. Trade Me Property Sales Director Gavin Lloyd said last month’s national average asking price increase was the largest on record... More>>

Statistics: Departures Lift Border Crossing Numbers

The number of people crossing New Zealand’s border went up in November 2021, mostly due to an increase in departures, Stats NZ said today. There were 28,700 border crossings in November 2021, made up of 12,300 arrivals and 16,400 departures... More>>




InfoPages News Channels