To the Parliament of Aotearoa New Zealand,
Please centre climate justice when making decisions on the COVID-19 recovery.
Repairing the damage done by COVID-19 to both our economy and society will be a huge task. It is critical that we put climate justice at the centre of our response, as there can be no social justice without climate justice. We would do future generations a disservice if we forgot the need to act on climate change while recovering from COVID-19.
Generation Zero asks that when you are making decisions on the recovery you:
- Honour and uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi and The Zero Carbon Act.
- Do not override the Resource Management Act and ensure due process.
- Lay the foundations of a zero-emissions Aotearoa by prioritising low-carbon transport infrastructure.
- Ensure that new government housing provides a healthy environment for our vulnerable citizens.