Last month, the Climate Change Commission released its draft advice on how Aotearoa NZ can transition to a climate-resilient and low emissions future, including emissions reductions ‘budgets’ for the three periods up to 2035. This advice and other information about the process can be found here. The deadline for submissions on the Climate Commission first Draft Advice is 28 March.
A number of environmental groups have created submission guides or templates to help you have your say on the Climate Change Commission’s Draft Advice (thank you to ECO for putting together this guidance):
The first submission guide was produced by the groups: Developed by Pacific Climate Warriors, SS4C, 350 Aotearoa, Generation Zero, Forest & Bird Youth, Oxfam, Zero Waste Network Aotearoa, The Rubbish Trip, Para Kore and Coal Action Network. Disability responsive climate change position, contributed by SustainedAbility.
The template to support you in making a submission is estimated to take 10-15 minutes.
The OraTaiao: NZ Climate & Health Council of health professionals has put together a submission guide which focuses on how the Commission can improve its advice by recommending climate actions that improve health and health equity, and centralise te Tiriti o Waitangi. This can be found at Put Health at the Heart of Aotearoa’s Climate Response.
BFF (well, more specifically, the wonderful Jen!) is also drafting up a submission and would be happy to hear from you if you would like to provide your input. Please get in touch via the website contact form or by emailing bff at bff.org.nz.