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OVER 200 KIWI BUSINESSES, COMMUNITY GROUPS, AND LEADERS WROTE TO MINISTER JAMES SHAW BACKING THE ZERO CARBON ACT

On Wednesday 6 June 2018, we delivered this open letter to Minister Shaw - the day before the consultation on the Zero Carbon Act started. Now it's your turn - will you make a submission?

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Delivering the open letter

Dear Minister

NOW IS THE TIME FOR CLIMATE ACTION

That is why we, as businesses, community groups, and individual people all over
Aotearoa New Zealand are writing to congratulate you on your government’s decision to
set a new, bold, ambitious goal of getting our country to net zero emissions by 2050.

This goal is 100% possible.

Businesses, communities, and ordinary Kiwis are already working up and down the
country to pioneer the solutions that New Zealand needs to grasp the opportunity to
move to a clean energy future.

So we’re writing to say that we’ll keep on rising to the challenge of reducing our emissions, and to offer our support to your government as it works to build the architecture for a fair, equitable, just transition to a safe climate future for all New Zealanders.

As you begin to design the government systems to achieve this goal, like the Zero Carbon Act, we encourage you to consider the benefits of climate action and the risks and costs of inaction, too. 

We believe a clean energy economy with net zero emissions is 100% possible, and so we’ll all keep on working to do our bit, big or small, to help make it happen.

Thank you

SIGNED BY OVER 200 KIWI BUSINESSES, COMMUNITY GROUPS, AND LEADERS:

Businesses

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Activate.Film
AKQA New Zealand
Angel Food
Balanced Energy
Banqer
Barbarian Productions
Bicycle Junction
BIg Street BIkers
Blueskin Energy Limited
Breakthrough Strategies
BrownBread
CaliWoods
Capital Cycles
Clemenger BBDO
Commonsense Organics
Curative
Dancefit Studios
DB Breweries
DB Export
Designworks Group
Double Denim
Eagle Group
EarthSavvy
Ecostore
EKOS
Elevate
Enspiral
Environ Inc
Envision
Ethique
Eunomia
Evident
Fairground accounting
Fidel's
Flying Flowers
Formula E Indoor Raceway
Fuji Xerox
Garage Project
Georgia Duder-Wood Resonant Company
Good For
GoodSense Ltd
Green Business HQ
Green Cabs
Green Jersey Bikes
Grow Good
Havana Brothers
Havana Coffee
Innocent Packaging
Izzy & Jean
Karma Cola
Kathmandu
Kokako
Les Mills
Little Bird Organics
Meridian Energy
mevo
Mission Estate Winery
MoveSpace
Moxie Communications Ltd
Ora Ora Eco Wellness Retreat
People's Coffee
popular
Pure Advantage
Richard Reid & Associates Citymakers
Rise Financial
Riversun
Sanford
Scarecrow
Seed the Change
Solarcity
Special Ad Service
Spire
Springload
StrataMap
Sustainable Business Network
Sweet Release
TetraMap International
ThankYou Payroll
The Body Shop NZ
The Sage Apothecary
Thunderpants
Toothcrush
Trees Please
V1 Vegan Store
Villa Maria
Voyager Internet
Wellington Apothecary
Whalewatch Kaikoura
Why Waste
Wise Boys
Woody's Farm
WPP AUNZ
Z Energy

Community groups, non-profits, and charities

350 Aotearoa
A Rocha
ActionStation
Ākina Foundation
Amnesty International
Anglican Advocacy
Anglican Diocese of Christchurch
Anglicans Climate Action Network Auckland
Aotearoa New Zealand Human Rights Lawyers Association
Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute
Auckland Zoo
AUSA
Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust
CBM: Christian Blind Mission
Christchurch Enviro Hub
Climate Reality Australia New Zealand
Coal Action Network Aotearoa
CWS: Christian World Service
Cycling Action Network
Dunedin City Council
ECO
Eco Matters
EcoLogic
Engineers for Social Responsibility
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay
Environment Hubs Aotearoa
Environmental Choice NZ
Fairground Foundation
Fairtrade
Far North Organic Growers
Forest & Bird
Forest Owners Association
FossilFree UoA
GE Free Northland
GO ECO
Greater Auckland
Greenpeace New Zealand
Health Promotion Forum
Human Rights Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand
Jane Goodall Institute NZ
Kaipatiki Project
LUSA
Māui Dolphin Defenders
New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine
New Zealand Green Building Council
New Zealand Youth Delegation
NZEI
NZMSA
Ōtaki College
OUSA
Oxfam New Zealand
PSA
Public Health Association
Quaker Futures Committee
SAFE
Students For Environmental Action Otago
Sustainability Trust
Sustainable Taranaki
Tauranga Carbon Reduction Group
The Climate Challenge
The Climate Clinic - Deconstructing Paris, Victoria University of Wellington
The Lucy Foundation
The Sustainability Society
The Tindall Foundation
Transition Towns Bay of Islands
UCSA
UNA NZ
Vision Kerikeri
VUWSA
Wellington City Youth Council
Wellington Zoo
Whaingaroa Environment Centre
Wise Response
World Vision
WSU
Young Innovators Collective

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

Anake Goodall, Director of Meridian Energy, Chair of Ākina Foundation, Chair of Hillary Institute of International Leadership | Aroha Mead, Chair Emeritus, IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) | Barry CoatesCathy Casey, Auckland Councilor | Chris Darby, Auckland Councilor, Chair of Planning Committee | Chris Karamea-Insley Rt Hon Edmund Thomas Hamish McDouall, Mayor of Whanganui | Hon Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch | Professor Innes Asher ONZM, Paediatrician | Professor James Renwick, Victoria University of Wellington | Dr Jim Salinger, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Geography, University of Otago | Professor Jonathan Boston, School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington | Bishop Justin Duckworth Justin Lester, Mayor of Wellington | Professor Klaus Bosselmann, School of Law, University of Auckland | Lan Pham, Councilor, Environment Canterbury | Lucy Lawless | Max Harris | Meng Foon, Mayor of Gisborne | Dr Mike Joy | Phil Goff, Mayor of Auckland | Prue Taylor, School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland | Ralph Chapman, Director, Environmental Studies, Victoria University of Wellington | Professor Ralph Sims, Massey University and the Global Environment Facility | Ray Wallace, Mayor of Hutt City | Richard Hills, Auckland Councilor | Bishop Ross Bay Seeby Woodhouse, Founder of Orcon | Dr Terrence Loomis | Tessa Duder OBE | Wayne Walker, Councilor, Auckland

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