Welcome to the Generation Zero Auckland Climate Policy Checklist! Below you’ll find a list of questions to ask when reading a party’s policies so you can vote through a climate lens.
Parties may have specific environmental policies, but all policy has climate effects.
But how can I vote through a climate lens?
This means focusing on how climate change affects both people and the environment. Climate change will affect everyone differently, some more than others. Some of the groups likely to be significantly impacted are Māori and Pasifika communities, women, youth, and People of Colour, as well as people who identify as LGBTQIA+ or functionally diverse (otherwise known as people with disabilities).
Voting with a climate lens means listening to these communities and prioritising their needs. This needs to be considered when looking at all policies. Check out our Climate Justice Brochure for more info.
Voting with a climate lens also means prioritising Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This includes ensuring all policies provide equitable benefits for tangata whenua and uphold tino rangatiratanga (Māori sovereignty and autonomy).
We need policies which guarantee no one gets left behind. So, let’s get to the policies!
P.S. Here are links to each party’s policy page (where they have one) so once you’re done with a category you can go straight to the actual policies and put them to the test