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WWF-New Zealand Responds To Final Climate Change Commission Recommendations


“Today, the Climate Change Commission has given the
Government several achievable paths to meet its climate
targets. To meet these targets: action, not words are
required. Unfortunately, this and previous governments have
failed to reduce emissions or prioritise the protection and
regeneration of our unique and ancient biodiversity. If we
want a healthy, sustainable future for our tamariki and
mokopuna, we must pick a path and take action –
now.

New evidence shows the path forward will be more
difficult, but still achievable. However, our Government
will need to be more ambitious than they’ve previously
signalled. Without it, we will not achieve the decisive
climate action needed to reduce our carbon pollution and
help regenerate our unique environment. We also hope any
future climate change policy also incorporates biodiversity
policy as both are needed to achieve success.

WWF is
pleased with a greater commitment to Te Tiriti o
Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi. Aotearoa’s strength lies in us
being able to incorporate the values of mātauranga Māori
and western science to achieve our
goals. 
 

With this in mind WWF-New
Zealand challenges this Government, and our future
Governments, to have cross-party support to help cool the
planet while securing the safety and well-being of all New
Zealanders.
 

While the next step is for the
Government to choose the trajectory of travel, every single
one of us, from every sector of New Zealand, will have an
essential part to play to meet our climate goals. Together,
we can do
this.”

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