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's time for New Zealand to step up.
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 Christchurch City Council had great plans for Victoria Street. Unfortunately the proposal is at risk of being scrapped due to opposition from business owners who want this key gateway into the city to remain stuck in the dark ages as a thoroughfare for cars. Tell the Council we want a city that welcomes its people, bikes, buses and business!
Generation Zero Launches Election Scorecards
Youth Climate Change group Generation Zero have launched online scorecards for council and mayoral candidates across the country.
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.