Climate change is the challenge of our generation, and young people are the inheritors of humanity’s response to climate change.
For that reason – Generation Zero, a youth-led organisation, was founded with the central purpose of providing solutions for New Zealand to cut carbon pollution through smarter transport, liveable cities & independence from fossil fuels.
We are witnessing a global shift away from polluting fossil fuels, and as New Zealanders, we are fortunate enough to possess an abundance of opportunities to make this transition.
We can power our homes, our industries and our economy with clean safe energy. We can build more liveable cities with greater housing and transport choices to attract the best and brightest to New Zealand. We can move beyond fossil fuels and create a safer and healthier nation by doing so.
These solutions will not come from one minority, one political party, or one ideology. These solutions come from real New Zealanders, from all backgrounds joining together under a central vision.
It is time for New Zealand to step up.
Youth organisation Generation Zero has welcomed today’s announcement by the Government to ratify the Paris Agreement by the end of the year, but reiterated that New Zealand needs a Zero Carbon Act to live up to the agreement.
“Ratifying the Paris Agreement is one thing, but the real test is the actions New Zealand commits to,” said campaign spokesperson, Lisa McLaren.
Generation Zero response to the Unitary Plan Passing
Today the Auckland Council governing body finalized the Unitary Plan, the end of a five year process to create a new rulebook for the next 30 years of housing in the city. It will be notified Friday.
Coalition for More Homes Launches
1st August 2016
The Coalition for More Homes launches today calling on Auckland Council to vote to pass the Unitary Plan.
Auckland Director Leroy Beckett:
“Auckland finally has a plan for housing that will meet demand. The Unitary Plan isn't designed to give anyone everything they want, it's the result of years of public submissions and expert testimony The time for political grandstanding is over, the council need to get on with it and pass the plan.
Generation Zero congratulates Council on City Rail Link construction
Transport lobby group Generation Zero congratulates the Auckland Council on beginning the construction of the City Rail Link.
‘This long planned project is finally underway thanks to the tireless effort of Auckland Transport, Transport Advocates, and Auckland Council who have fought for the CRL for years.” Says Auckland Director Leroy Beckett.
This plan is the rulebook for Auckland Housing, it will decide what sort of houses we can build where in our city. The crucial thing it does is plan for enough homes for everyone who is going to live in Auckland over the next 30 years
We need a new law to put New Zealand on track to zero carbon by 2050: a Zero Carbon Act. We’re not going to wait around for our politicians to do the right thing any longer; we’re going to draft a bill ourselves with help from experts and collaborators, and work to get all political parties to support it and pass it through Parliament.
The Minister is gambling he can progress with planning a road only crossing before the case can be made for a rail crossing. We're going to start the debate over a rail crossing by putting public opinion front in centre.