Tuesday March 12, 2019
Youth Climate advocacy group Generation Zero are putting pressure on the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw, to
make a statement on the release of the Zero Carbon Bill.
At their ‘Zero Hour 4 Climate’ protest held outside Parliament in late February, Minister Shaw promised a public
announcement on the Zero Carbon Bill would be made ‘in three weeks time’.
Today the three weeks are up, however, in the spirit of the School Strike 4 Climate this week, Generation Zero have
given Minister Shaw a three day extension on the deadline. They have asked that he make any announcements on the Zero
Carbon Bill this Friday at the Wellington School Strike for Climate event.
“As thousands of Aotearoa’s rangatahi strike across the country to demand climate action, Minister Shaw will have the
opportunity to be part of making history with his announcement on the Zero Carbon Bill, and show that he cares about
Kiwi school students are planning to join millions of other youth across the globe in the transnational ‘School Strike 4
Climate’ movement, inspired by Swedish Schoolgirl Greta Thunberg.
“Our generation refuses to be complicit in the destruction of the planet. We draw the line here, and demand that
Minister Shaw sits on the right side of history.”
New Zealand School Strike 4 Climate
Wellington School Strike 4 Climate
About the Zero Carbon Act
Read the summary paper here
For more information see www.zerocarbonact.nz
Zero Carbon Act National Convener - Lisa McLaren, 027 405 3218, email@example.com
What is the Zero Carbon Act?
The Zero Carbon Act is a proposed law based on the UK’s Climate Change Act 2008. It will require governments to reduce
New Zealand’s emissions year-on-year and plan towards a long-term zero carbon target.
About Generation Zero
Generation Zero is a nationwide, volunteer, youth-led organisation formed in 2011 to progress New Zealand toward a zero
carbon future. www.generationzero.org