Whilst CANA is disappointed at the many omissions that remain in the ETS and ZCA – despite thousands of submissions to the contrary – some believe the legislation is the best that can be achieved at present, while National and NZ First contend for the conservative vote.
Here is a range of views that our organising committee recommend as interesting and informative:
Russel Norman, Greenpeace: “A sellout of monumental proportions… we have to go back to the streets because this government has now failed on climate change… what other choice do people have when the government rolls and adopts the polluter’s plan?”
Simon Wilson: “Not good enough, but still good… Jacinda Ardern is right to hail the new agreement. It’s a world-first and should, could, be the start of something big… right now the targets don’t matter as much as the process. This is an emergency and we’re just at the start of it.”
Rod Oram: “A turning point 20 years in the making, bringing us into line with more than 20 other jurisdictions around the world (that) have set similar long term climate goals, and established independent climate commissions to oversee the carbon budgets and policy … Above all, such systems give business the required long term certainty.”
Extinction Rebellion: “Either we make history, or we are history… we must draw the line on fossil fuels before it’s too late.”