Thursday, June 20, 2019

Climate Change: Wellington joins the crowd

Wellington has joined the growing list of local authorities declaring a climate and ecological emergency. And to back it up, they've adopted a zero-carbon plan as well, pushing them towards greater investment in public transport and cycleways, building energy efficiency standards, a climate resilience fund, and lobbying central government for better policies. They've set themselves a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, but 80% of their submitters wanted an earlier target - and with that level of public support, councillors are going to have to fall in line or get de-elected.

So, who's next? And when will Parliament follow suit?