New Zealand CAN is pleased to announce that Ngā Tirairaka o Ngāti Hine has today joined the Network.
Nga Tirairaka o Ngati Hine is the mandated environmental organisation for Ngati Hine and carries out work on catchment management, policy planning and lobbying government. The organisation also assists other indigenous peoples in this kind of capacity building.
"The latest draft of the Paris Agreement is an important step forward. Countries worldwide are acting on climate change. This agreement will mark the end of the fossil fuel era and the dawn of the renewable energy era. The momentum towards a 100% renewable energy future is unstoppable."
Today’s first place Fossil of the Day Award goes to...the EU and Umbrella Group countries (Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Kazakhstan, Norway, the Russian Federation, Ukraine and the USA). They take the prize for standing in the way of increasing ambition before 2020. If they shifted on their position, LMDCs would have to deliver on their promise to allow an opportunity to revisit all INDCs (with support) before 2020. Together these actions could help get us on track to keep warming below 2C degrees, and ideally 1.5C.
As world leaders up the ante on the opening day of the Paris Climate Summit, the first place Fossil of the Day award is a double-act. New Zealand claim a top spot for rather hilariously, or not, urging countries to phase out fossil fuel subsidies while shelling out big bucks to prop up fossil fuel production to the tune of $80 million.
New Zealand CAN is pleased to announce that Sustainable Initiatives Aotearoa has today joined the Network. Sustainable Initiatives Aotearoa is a new organisation established to support education and community initiatives on climate change and sustainability. It is a registered charity, founded by former Oxfam NZ executive director Barry Coates.
New Zealand CAN is pleased to announce that the Edmund Rice Network NZ has joined the Network. The Edmund Rice Network is a Christian association of schools, ministries, community groups and individuals that take their inspiration from the life and work of Edmund Rice - a Christian lay preacher who lived from 1762 - 1844 and devoted much of his life to serving others
New Zealand CAN is very pleased to announce that Unite Union has today joined the Network as an observer member. Unite are - in their own words - a "campaigning union that fights to improve workers’ wages and work conditions through negotiations and campaigns".
Climate Action Network's (CAN) international board have approved New Zealand CAN's application to become an official CAN node. We are now an official part of the 950 organisation strong Network worldwide.
Today, the three existing Climate Action Network (CAN) members active in New Zealand (Greenpeace, Oxfam, and WWF) met with others in New Zealand's climate movement and resolved to establish a new CAN node here in New Zealand.