• Climate Consensus Coalition Aotearoa:

    seeking your support for a climate change action plan, to be advocated to Parliament.

  • If dangerous global warming is to be avoided, as a responsible nation state, New Zealand must do its fair share to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

    Based on this assertion, some 20 NGOs have developed an Action Plan of recommendation for our Government. It proposes a goal and a process by which to effectively meet the spirit and intent of the Paris Accord, signed by 196 nations in Dec 2015.

     

    The Action Plan's purpose is to:

    • Align New Zealand's NGOs and civil society behind agreed climate response strategy bottom lines
    • Help raise public awareness of the urgency of the climate situation we face
    • Expedite a timely, robust and united response by Government 

    Its key elements are:

    • Development of an Integrated Emissions-Reduction Plan  
    • Achieve  Zero Net Carbon Emissions by no later than 2050
    • A collaborative and fully representative Climate Change Forum to develop the strategy
    • An independent Climate Change Commission providing advice to Government and reporting to Parliament
    • A Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Fund for relief and to drive relevant research
    • Cross-Party Political Agreement to fully implement the emissions reduction Plan developed
    • Consistency with Te Tiriti o Waitangi
    • Supports other Climate Change Initiatives, including Gen Zero's Climate Act, the Climate Declaration, Globe-NZ and the Compact of Mayors

  • How it works:

    Concept of the main information flows proposed under CCCA (with new institutional entities highlighted)

  • Alongside formally commending the Action Plan to Government before the 2017 elections, we are seeking the support of as many NGOs and individuals, as possible.

     

    Any group or individual becomes part of the Climate Consensus Coalition by supporting the Action Plan.

     

    To view the full Statement and Action Plan click here.

     

    Only the information legally required for a petition to Parliament will be made public.

     

    This is a non-partisan initiative facilitated by the Wise Response Society Inc

    ( Chairman, Sir Alan Mark; Patron, Sir Geoffrey Palmer - www.wiseresponse.org.nz )

  • To register you, or your organisation's support for the coalition's position statement and action plan, fill in the form below.

  • Invite any Organisation you're a member of, that you think will be supportive, via this button:

    You will need their contact email!
     

    So far the total of individuals and membership of organisations formally endorsing this Statement and Action Plan numbers approximately 329,733! (updated regularly)


  • "Inaction is not good enough. We need to work together with leadership and conviction to make lasting change for future generations."

    SHAMUBEEL EAQUB, ECONOMIST

    "The debate is over on if and when to act on climate change. That leaves every one of us to figure out how to act collectively to achieve the goals; with hope and joy or fear and battle."

    MARJAN VAN DEN BELT, PHD.

    ASSISTANT VICE-CHANCELLOR (SUSTAINABILITY),

    VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON

    "Do we have to wait until our baches fall into the sea and the low lying parts of our CBDs are swamped before the government will do anything serious about climate change? Lip service to the Paris accord is not enough, its more than time to get serious about risks, targets and mechanisms."

    LYDIA WEVERS, FORMER DIRECTOR OF THE STOUT RESEARCH CENTRE FOR NEW ZEALAND STUDIES, VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON

    "Climate change is the challenge we must meet and overcome for the sake of our grandchildren and their grandchildren."

    DR BRYAN GOULD, CHAIR OF AKO AOTEAROA, FORMER VICE-CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO, AND FORMER CHAIR OF THE FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

    "The signs of climate change are clear now - wetter, more destructive storms here in NZ... The sign we need though is that the NZ government treats climate change with urgency and integrity of action. The Consensus on a Climate Change Response Strategy is a rallying call to achieve that!"

    AARON PACKARD,

    350.org NZ

    "Evidence of the impact of greenhouse gas emissions is overwhelming, only acting now can ensure that there will be a later. I totally support the CCCA initiative."

    ROBERT POULIN, PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ZOOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

    "We ...should take a lead in proactive measures to increase energy efficiency, and reduce reliance on carbon fuels.”

    MARK J COSTELLO
    ASSOC. PROFESSOR, LEIGH MARINE LABORATORY, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

    "It is now abundantly clear that we have reached the end-game in terms of New Zealand’s response to climate change and it is equally apparent that without people power being massively rallied there is little chance that the government will be shaken from its sleepwalk on climate change."

    CHRIS LAIDLAW, FORMER ALL BLACK, CURRENT CHAR OF WELLINGTON REGIONAL COUNCIL

    "...This is not a dress rehearsal: if the world is to even come close to no more than 1.5 degrees of warming, we must act now, with a genuine, concerted response to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, across all facets of our life - transport, agriculture, industry and economy."

    JEAN S FLEMING ONZM CRSNZ

    PROFESSOR EMERITA, THE UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

    “New Zealand is ideally positioned to be amongst the leaders in sustainable solutions for energy generation, food production and a zero carbon economy in general. Unfortunately, we are missing the policy framework for it."

     

    DR THOMAS NEITZERT

    EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

    PRESIDENT, ENGINEERS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INC. (ESR)

    "The prosperity and future of a maritime nation like New Zealand relies on a healthy and productive sea. Over-fishing, coastal development and water pollution have already caused serious declines... We must decide right now to cut CO2 emissions if we want to save our ocean, and ourselves."

    ABIGAIL SMITH, PROFESSOR,
    DEPARTMENT OF MARINE SCIENCE,
    Te Tari Pūtaiao Taimoana,
    UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

    "It is crucial New Zealand respond urgently and decisively to climate change. This initiative can help to grow a national identity around our glorious landscapes and precious people."

    DR NIKI HARRE, ASSOCIATE DEAN SUSTAINABILITY, FACULTY OF SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND.

  • Organisations Involved:

    NGOs who helped develop this plan include:

    Forest and Bird, NZ Quakers, Engineers for Social Responsibility, Ora Taiao (NZ Climate and Health Council), Sustainable Aotearoa, Ngati Makino Heritage Trust, ECO, Network Waitangi Otautahi, Coal Action Network, NZ Alpine Club, Congestion Free Wellington, Gen Zero, Pure Advantage, Making a difference for Central Otago, Pacific Institute of Resource Management, Public Issues: Methodist Church, Choose Clean Water, Sustainable Wairarapa, Sustainable Energy Forum and Wise Response, as well as a number of academics.

     

    Organisations officially supporting this Plan so far include:

    Our Climate Declaration, Coal Action Network Aotearoa, One Voice Te Reo Kotahi, 350 Aotearoa, OraTaiao: NZ Climate & Health Council, Sustainable Business Network, WWF-New Zealand, Coastal Otago River Communities, Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust, Network Waitangi Otautahi, The Renewables-Motueka, Living Streets Aotearoa, The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch, Ngati Makino Heritage Trust, Working Waters Trust, Fair Intelligent Transport Wellington, Zen Peacemakers Aotearoa, Papatowai and District Community Association, The Stone Paper Company Limited, Wainui Consulting Limited, Appropriate Technology for Living Association, Grandchild Action, Climate Justice Taranaki, Taranaki Energy Watch, Future Living Skills, BRaid - Braided River Aid, Water Action Initiative New Zealand, Coromandel Film Collective, Sustainable Future Aotearoa New Zealand, Well Spring Health, New Zealand Dominican Sisters, Project Lyttelton,350 Otautahi/Christchurch, Engineers for Social Responsibility Inc. (ESR), The Sustainable Energy Forum Inc, Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington, New Zealand Alpine Club, Anglican Diocese of Wellington, Sustainable Aotearoa NZ (SANZ), Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch (SOC), Nelson Science Society, Peace Movement Aotearoa, New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, Bioenergy Association, New Zealand Public Service Association, UNICEF NZ, Public Health Association, Bluff Hill Motupohue Environmental Trust, Cambridge Tree Trust, Hampden Community Energy Inc, NZ Post-carbon, Forest and Bird Nelson-Tasman, Just Community, SuperGrans Western Bay of Plenty Charitable Trust, Tauranga Carbon Reduction Group, Sustainable Dunedin City, Anglican Climate Action Network, Otago University Tramping Club, Otago University Animal, Aquatic, Plant, Ecological Society, Plastic Diet, Indigo Ltd., Climate Karanga Marlborough, Redcliffs Residents Association, Central Otago Environmental Society, Water Rights Trust, NZ Fish and Game Council, Environmental Defense Society (EDS), Women's International League for Peace & Freedom; Aotearoa Section, Ecologic Foundation, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of NZ, Mackenzie Guardians Inc, Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust, Ngaio Union Church, Otago Natural History Trust (Orokonui Ecosanctuary), New Zealand Ecological Society, New Zealand Fish & Game Council, Friends of Nelson Haven and Tasman Bay Inc, Transition Town Kaitaia, Surfbreak Protection Society Inc, Freeman Cook & Associates Pty Ltd, The Carbon Shop, The Awareness Party, Mahuika House Trust, The Life Cycle Association of New Zealand Inc, Sisters of Our Lady of the Mission, A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand, Ecotricity, Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa, Earth Collective NZ.

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