The world is embarking on a shift to a low carbon, clean energy future that offers hope for young and future generations. Other countries are taking genuine and ambitious action. Denmark is leading by example with a bold plan to be fossil fuel independent by 2050.
Here in New Zealand, our Government has committed to targets for reducing our carbon pollution, but at the time it had no plan for how we will meet them. If this didn't change, official projections show our carbon pollution will continue to grow to shameful and irresponsible new levels. We'll stay hooked on increasingly risky fossil fuels, and we'll miss out on the huge opportunities available to us through building a clean economy.
The Big Ask was a call to change that, by implementing a new law that holds our Government to its promises and ensure New Zealand has a credible plan for climate action.
We called for a Climate Change Act to sign carbon emissions targets into law, and establish an independent Climate Commission to provide expert advice on climate policy and hold the Government accountable.
Find out more:
Download the preceding report, A Challenge to Our Leaders: Why New Zealand Needs a Clean Energy Plan.