WWF-New Zealand today welcomed the release of the over 15,000 submissions that New Zealanders made on the proposed new climate law, the Zero Carbon Bill.
David Tong, WWF-New Zealand senior campaigner, said “We are incredibly excited by the overwhelming support that New Zealanders have shown for the Zero Carbon Act. Over 15,000 Kiwis spoke out, and they overwhelmingly supported the new law.
“Over 91% of Kiwis who had their say on the Zero Carbon Act backed the most ambitious possible option for the 2050 target – net zero emissions. 96% of people supported the creation of a climate commission.
“We’ve been campaigning for the Zero Carbon Act since it was just an idea. Now, it’s on its way to becoming law. We trust that the government hears New Zealanders’ voices and backs the most ambitious possible 2050 target.
“Aotearoa New Zealand has a huge opportunity to take advantage of rapidly changing technology to unlock a net zero emissions future and improve well-being at the same time. A net zero target is 100% possible.”