The Government must use recovery funds to help New Zealand transition to a low-emissions and climate-resilient economy, says Lawyers for Climate Action NZ. The group, which has goals closely aligned with the Better Futures Forum, has written to the government urging them to make climate a key factor in decision-making.
In its media release, the LCANZ says New Zealand has been very slow to take any meaningful steps to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
“In fact, at a time when emissions should have been cut, between 1990 and 2016 New Zealand’s gross CO2 equivalent emissions increased by 20%. The need to provide economic stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic creates a unique opportunity for New Zealand to reset the economy and to start doing our share.”
Read LCANZ’s letter to the Govt here.