UPDATE: Here are the latest livestream details: There are several livestream events happening at 7pm on the 7th of May in Otaki (in partnership with Māoriland Film Festival), Christchurch, Dunedin (in partnership with Wise Response) and Nelson.


The campaign to end the mining and burning of fossil fuels in Aotearoa has had a major win with the Government’s announcement of an end to new offshore oil and gas exploration. But that still leaves plenty of existing permits – and so far, despite some encouraging words early in their term, the Government has done nothing concrete to prevent new and expanded coal mines.

That’s why we’re really encouraged that our friends in 350 Aotearoa have announced two major events with Bill McKibben in early May – plus livestreams for those who can’t attend in person. Below is the announcement from 350 Aotearoa, but first – if you want to set up a livestream event in your community, here’s how to make a start:


The Auckland event will be livestreamed starting at 7pm on Monday 7 May. You can follow this at home via the Auckland Facebook event,

Check out 350 Aotearoa’s Facebook page for updates on livestreaming venues.

350 Aotearoa Fossil Free Acceleration Tour Announcement

Tena koutou,

It’s a great pleasure, on such a landmark day for us in the climate movement, to announce the Fossil Free Acceleration Tour with Bill Mckibben, this coming May.

350 Aotearoa sees the government’s announcement to end offshore oil exploration as a massive win and a motivating catalyst for more work, and more change to come. 350 is committed to a fast and just transition to a world powered by 100% renewable energy for all.

At such a pivotal and exciting time in the climate movement, we are excited to welcome Bill McKibben to Aotearoa, and strengthen relationships with other progressive movements and organisations that share in this vision too.

This tour will be a huge opportunity to accelerate and promote all the amazing work that has gone into the fossil free movement so far. I warmly invite you to join us at our events and kindly ask that you spread this announcement through your networks.

Ever since the release of his first book ‘The End of Nature’ 25 years ago, Bill McKibben has become one of the world’s most notable commentators on climate change. Since co-founding 350.org, he has turned to grassroots activism, participating in the Fossil Free campaign, a powerful movement of citizens which demands:

  1. A fast + just transition to 100% renewable energy for all.

  2. No new fossil fuel projects anywhere.

  3. Not a penny more for dirty energy

In January 2018, he was instrumental in New York City’s motion to sue five major energy companies for damages from climate change, and their decision to divest US$5billion from fossil fuel projects. Following this success, Bill McKibben is now making his way to Aotearoa on his global Fossil Free Acceleration Tour.

We encourage you to come see Bill McKibben speak alongside local leaders in the climate movement on the following dates:

Wellington, Sunday 6th May, Embassy Cinema at 7pm. Tickets available here.

Auckland, Monday 7th May, Town Hall Concert Chamber at 7pm. Tickets available here.

Keep updated through our Facebook events:

Wellington: https://www.facebook.com/events/199374854004160/

Auckland: https://www.facebook.com/events/127618811423227/

350 Aotearoa understand that we have a responsibility for ensuring a safe, dignified, and welcoming environment for everyone. If you have questions regarding accessibility, or any other queries regarding the Fossil Free Acceleration Tour please get in contact.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Nāku nā,

Claudia Palmer
Tour Manager
350 Aotearoa