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NZ stock exchange disrupted following Copenhagen

NZ stock exchange disrupted following failure at Copenhagen

This morning, participants of Aotearoa’s first ever Camp for Climate Action have taken aim at the root causes of climate change by disrupting business at the New Zealand stock exchange.

Following five days of democratic and sustainable living in the Hutt Valley people from across New Zealand have converged on the capital to confront the profiteers of climate change and let them know that our climate is not their business.

“After the inevitable failure of yet another UN climate summit, we cannot afford to wait another fifteen years for governments to do nothing while big business takes us over the brink.

“Asking politicians and corporate polluters to put people before profit is like asking a monkey to mind a banana. It should now be clearer than ever, that the only people we can count on to stop runaway climate change are ourselves” said Claire Dann, Camp for Climate Action Aotearoa participant.

“Just like the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme, the UN climate talks are part of the problem, not the solution. Both put profit before people, both are infested with polluter friendly loopholes put there by the profiteers of climate change itself and as a result, neither are capable of achieving climate justice. Privatising the world's remaining rainforests and the atmosphere itself won’t stop climate change.” said Gary Cranston, Climate Camp participant.

“We think that people who are serious about confronting climate change need to get together to implement the real solutions, and that's what we're here to do at Climate Camp. Ordinary people have the power to stop the government and big business from throwing away our future for continued profit. We invite everybody in Aotearoa to come join the global movement for climate justice that will keep fossil fuels in the ground and address the climate crisis” said Gary Cranston.

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