September 18, 2021

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Parliament often votes in favor of a “climate emergency” declaration

New Zealand is one of the countries that has pledged to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality for greenhouse gases by 2050. The country has also promised to generate 100% renewable energy from here by 2035.

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“Stand on the right side of history and be part of the solution we must collectively deliver to the next generation.” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Artern declared a “climate emergency” before parliament on Wednesday, December 2. “When we issue reports, there are often life-threatening, property-threatening and civil security-related emergencies., Said the center-left leader. If we do not respond to climate change, we will continue to experience these emergencies on our shores. ” Members of Parliament voted 43 to 76 in favor of a large-scale declaration of a climate emergency.

The British Parliament, on May 1, 2019, announced for the first time in the world“Environmental and Climate Emergencies”, Followed by Ireland. According to The Climate Mobilization, an American lobby that promotes these announcements, a dozen parliaments with 1,800 local communities around the world have done just that.

New Zealand is one of the countries that has promised to achieve the goal of carbon neutralization for greenhouse gases by 2050. With a population of less than five million, the country is committed to producing 100% renewable energy by 2035.

However, Jacinta Ordner’s government has been accused of not being enough. Climate Action Tracker Group Assessing the Duties of Major Countries for Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Considers Its Climate Policies “Not enough” To achieve its objectives within the framework of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. Greenpeace for its part notes that the purpose of carbon neutralization by 2050 is not to worry about methane being one of the main sources of the greenhouse gas emission to protect a key agricultural sector. To Wellington. “When the house is on fire, there is no point in turning off the alarm if we do not fight the fire.”, Criticized one of its representatives, Kate Simcock.

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