Generation Zero, a youth-led organisation, was founded with the central purpose of providing solutions for New Zealand to cut carbon pollution through smarter transport, liveable cities & independence from fossil fuels.
I have had the privilege of working closely with Wellington GenZero members in supporting their campaigns for climate action.
They have now initiated an exciting initiative to write a Zero Carbon Act to fill the gap created by our government's inaction on climate change. Although the world's climate scientists and many world leaders are calling for reductions in greenhouse emissions, New Zealand's emissions are still growing. GenZero also want a UK-like independent Climate Commission which will advise the Government on Climate and ensure targets are achieved.The UK commission has been established since 2008 and is working well.
I am a Wise Response Society member--we have also been promoting the idea of a Climate Commission. We are endorsing GenZero's far-reaching proposal with enthusiasm.