Our draft Zero Carbon Act is almost ready and we need to launch it with a bang!
Chip in to help us fund a brand new website, which will serve as the primary communication tool for the Act as we build momentum for cross-party support. You can also sign up to be the first to know when the Zero Carbon Act blueprint goes live.
The back story
Since Generation Zero started five years ago, we've been pushing for action towards a zero carbon New Zealand. But in those five years, our government has done nothing to get us on track to meet this goal. They've set meaningless emissions targets and have no plan to meet them. Meanwhile, the climate crisis grows more urgent by the day, and our emissions continue to grow.
The problem is - our politicians are focused on the election cycle and ignoring critical long term problems. It’s our job as citizens to push our politicians to do what is necessary and hold them to account.
In December 2015 in Paris, the whole world agreed to the goal of keeping global warming well below 2°C. To do this we need to reduce carbon pollution close to zero by 2050, and New Zealand is no exception.
We need a new law to put our country on track to zero carbon by 2050: a Zero Carbon Act.
We’ve been drafting this law ourselves, with help from experts and collaborators, and it's almost ready to go public! We'll then be working to get all political parties to support it and pass it through Parliament.
We know this is possible. The UK’s Climate Change Act was passed in 2008 with cross-party support after a huge public groundswell and it has been instrumental in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.
Take action for a Zero Carbon Act now: