New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Von Newzild – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link
Guest essay by Eric Worrall
While no one expects New Zealand's carbon footprint removal to have a significant direct impact on global warming, the rest of the world will surely be inspired by New Zealand's moral example.
New Zealand declares a climate change emergency
Phil Taylor in Auckland
Wed 2 Dec 2020 13.42 AEDT
Jacinda Ardern calls climate change "one of the greatest challenges of our time" and promises a climate-neutral government by 2025
New Zealand has declared a climate emergency and committed to a climate neutral government by 2025, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described as "one of the greatest challenges of our time".
After its introduction, Ardern spoke in parliament about the fact that the country "must act urgently". Climate Emergency: New Zealand must match words and deeds. Read more
“This declaration is a recognition of the next generation. A recognition of the burden they will bear if we don't understand this correctly and don't take action now, ”she said.
"It's up to us to make sure we come up with a plan of action and a reason for hope."
Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/02/new-zealand-declares-a-climate-change-emergency
New Zealand does not produce much, decades of radical environmental protection have taken a toll. Despite New Zealand's pledge to be climate neutral by 2025, they will be importing many carbonaceous industrial goods for the foreseeable future.
December 2, 2020 in Ridiculae. Tags: Climate Emergency, New Zealand