In front of Parliament on Wednesday 2 December, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared a “state of climate emergency”.
A “state of climate emergency” proclaimed
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, proclaimed a “climate emergency“in front of New Zealand parliamentarians, Wednesday, December 2.”When we make statements, it is often that there is a threat to life, a threat to property, and emergencies concerning civil security (…) Vote in favor of this statement, stand on the safe side of history, be part of the solution we must collectively deliver for the next generation“, she urged.
The declaration ofclimate emergency was passed by parliamentarians by 76 votes to 43. On May 1, 2019, the British Parliament became the first to declare “the ecological and climate emergencyFor its part, the New Zealand National Party has indicated that this statement may make people believe that something has happened, when it is not.
Renewable energy by 2035
The New Zealand is committed to achieving carbon neutrality for greenhouse gas by 2050. She also promised to produce 100% renewable energy by 2035. However, some opponents accuse the government of Jacinda Ardern of not doing enough to strengthen the reputation “clean, green“from this country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
For its part, Greenpeace notes methane does not fall within this objective of carbon neutrality for 2050. This fuel is one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the region. New Zealand.
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