If you want a future, vote climate.

6th Sept. 2020

Despite the ongoing challenge of Covid-19, it is climate change that should be at the forefront of New Zealanders' minds when they go to vote, says Rod Oram

By Rod Oram for Newsroom

Oram writes that ‘if Labour led the next government it might deliver more on climate. But only if NZ First was out of the government; and the Greens were in it.

Labour is committed to responding to the climate crisis. Launching her party’s campaign in the 2017 election, Jacinda Ardern said it was “my generation’s nuclear-free moment.” Leading the Government in the three years since, she has delivered on the Zero Carbon Act and making the ETS fit-for-purpose at last. But her conservatism and NZ First’s obstructionism denied us further progress.

James Shaw, the Greens co-leader, is by far our most knowledgeable, constructive, committed and persuasive politician on climate issues. It was he who led all the legislative and political negotiations that made the Zero Carbon Act possible.

An example of Shaw’s knowledge and where he sees a Greens-inclusive government leading in the next parliament is this webinar this week hosted by Mindful Money, which offers New Zealanders invaluable research on responsible investing.’

Read more: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/oram-if-you-want-a-future-vote-climate