New Zealand Just Declared a Climate Emergency. What’s Next?

Pledging carbon neutrality is a start, but we need more.

Ashley Hague
Climate Conscious
Published in
5 min readDec 7, 2020

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People protesting climate change with sign that reads, “There is no Planet B”
Photo by Li-An Lim on Unsplash

This week, Aotearoa New Zealand joined 32 other countries and more than 1800 municipalities in declaring a climate emergency. The notion passed in Parliament 76–43 with only the National and ACT parties holding out. While it may seem like a good step moving forward…

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