Open letter on climate change | WWF New Zealand

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT

Dear Minister, 

It's time for climate action

In New Zealand, and around the world, people are responding to the threat posed by climate change by joining together to create a better world with clean energy, good jobs and resilient communities.

I believe that climate action will not only protect our environment but will also help to unleash a wave of innovation to power our economy and help us to create a cleaner, healthier country.

With the world at a turning point, we need to grasp the opportunity to move our country to a clean energy future.  

New Zealand has the natural resources, technology and people to rise to the challenge of reducing our emissions.

Climate open letter

Climate open letter

The move to a low-carbon economy is starting already with businesses, people and organisations taking action, but this needs to be backed up by New Zealand government action on climate change. 

Without the government pulling its weight we will not be able to make the necessary changes at the pace and scale required.

I want to see the government to set ambitious targets to reduce emissions, create a long term plan for how to do it, and implement policies that can set us on the right path and empower New Zealanders to make low carbon choices.

Our beautiful country may be small but we do matter. The whole world needs to act and that includes us.

A clean energy future for New Zealand is 100% possible. Let’s make it happen.

Thank you for your time,

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By adding your voice to this open letter, you are sending a message to our government. You are reminding the Minister that more than 50 businesses and over 1000 Kiwis - including scientists, priests, doctors and even a dame - have called on her to take real climate action.

You are helping to unlock our clean energy future. Together, it's possible to put Aotearoa New Zealand on track.

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EXISTING SIGNATORIES

Already signed by over 50 businesses and community organisations, and over 1,000 New Zealanders including priests, climate scientists, doctors, and even a dame!

ORGANISATIONAL SIGNATORIES

Z Enegy Fuji Xerox Ernst and Young Les MillsWarehouse GroupSanford Moana Whale Watch Villa MariaLogan BrownAntipodesGreen Cabs LanghamBody ShopHealthpostEcoStoreCharge.Net La Boca LocaKokako RiversunSBNInnocent PackagingFormula ERiseGoodsenseMoxieTetramapBarbarian ProductionsSolarcityCommonsense OrganicsOra Ora RetreatEkosElevateVision KerikeriOra TaiaoNZNONZCPHMNZCOMADCCAGSPPUSustainability TrustAkinaZealandiaWellington ZooGazleyNZNO TETindall FoundationMission EstateClimate Reality Project Coastal ManagementBalanced EnergyWaikato Environment CentreHuman Rights Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand

Individual signatories

Sir Geoffrey Palmer • Dame Anne Salmond • Sir Stephen Tindall • Dr Jim Salinger • Prof James Renwick • Prof Tim Naish • Prof Jonathan Boston • Assoc Prof Ralph Chapman • Chris Karamea Insley • Aroha Mead • Bishop Justin Duckworth • Bishop Ross Bay • Ven Rev Mere Wallace • Prof Innes Asher ONZM • and over one thousand other Kiwis just like you!

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