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Generation Zero Backs Wellington’s Spatial Plan

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 8:06 am | Generation Zero

Generation Zero strongly supports the Spatial Plan – and wants the Council to go further in enabling more intensification and upzoning in Wellington. The Spatial Plan as a crucial opportunity to create a low-carbon city that is vibrant and affordable. ... More >>

Momentum Builds To Decarbonise Auckland’s Transport By 2030

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 1:30 pm | Generation Zero

Over 1000 people have signed an open letter demanding that 40 key decision-makers take decisive action in decarbonising Auckland’s transport by 2030. The letter is backed by a number of climate advocacy groups, and marks the start of a long running ... More >>

Rates Increase Is A Tough But Right Call For The Climate

Friday, 17 July 2020, 10:15 am | Generation Zero

Generation Zero commends Auckland Council’s decision to raise rates by 3.5%. “The Covid-19 pandemic has, and will continue to have, drastic implications on the future of Tāmaki Makaurau ,” says Generation Zero Auckland Co-convenor Bruce Kidd. “However, ... More >>

Emissions Trading Scheme Reform: A Small Step, But Not Far Enough

Saturday, 20 June 2020, 4:59 pm | Generation Zero

The Emissions Trading Scheme Reform Bill is a small step towards a carbon zero Aotearoa, but further reforms are urgently needed to meet the Government’s commitments under the Zero Carbon Act. The Ministry for Environment calls the ETS “the Government’s ... More >>

Young People Strike And Submit In #unitebehindclimate Launch

Friday, 15 May 2020, 5:59 pm | Generation Zero

Youth-led climate campaigners School Strike 4 Climate and Generation Zero launched their #unitebehindclimate campaign website today, coinciding with New Zealand’s first digital School Strike 4 Climate event The website ( ... More >>

Council’s Bailout Loan To Wellington Airport Is Not A Climate-friendly Recovery

Friday, 24 April 2020, 6:30 pm | Generation Zero

At this critical point in time for our city, Wellington City Councillors are deciding what our new normal will look like as we come through the COVID-19 crisis together. Amidst calls for a climate justice focused recovery, they’ve voted to bail out ... More >>

Letter From Generation Zero To Ministers

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 6:27 am | Generation Zero

To the Parliament of Aotearoa New Zealand, Please centre climate justice when making decisions on the COVID-19 recovery.  Repairing the damage done by COVID-19 to both our economy and society will be a huge task. It is critical that we put climate ... More >>

Key Opportunity For Win-win Scenario In Government Addressing Coronavirus And Climate Change

Tuesday, 17 March 2020, 7:12 pm | Generation Zero

Youth-led climate campaigners Generation Zero welcome the government’s efforts, particularly the financial assistance package to aid those affected by COVID-19. New Zealanders, especially those from low socio-economic backgrounds and people with ... More >>

Infrastructure spending will accelerate climate change

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 1:04 pm | Generation Zero

“The new $5.3 billion spend on roads across New Zealand is a failure by the government to follow through on the Climate Change Response Amendment Act,” says Generation Zero spokesperson David Robertson. “If climate change were a priority for the New ... More >>

Youth-led climate advocates fundraising for fire help

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 3:26 pm | Generation Zero

Youth-led climate advocates School Strike 4 Climate, Generation Zero and WYMO are holding a fun-focused, community organised, collaborative fundraiser towards aid for the Australian Bushfires. More >>

To move or not to move

Monday, 9 December 2019, 2:58 pm | Generation Zero

Central and local government, including Auckland Council, have been debating the future of the Ports of Auckland but there seems to be something missing in the debate - how much more greenhouse gases will Aotearoa emit if we move the port from the ... More >>

Public opinion excluded from Chamberlain Park Decision

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 10:09 am | Generation Zero

On the 25th of November, the Albert-Eden Local Board voted to decide the future of Chamberlain Park - and in doing so, excluded Generation Zero and Women in Urbanism from presenting the public’s opinion on the matter, in the form of a petition that ... More >>

Gen Zero & Women in Urbanism fight to fix Chamberlain Park

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 10:05 am | Generation Zero

Youth climate campaigners Generation Zero and Women in Urbanism are weighing in on the Chamberlain Park debate. The future of the Chamberlain Park 18-hole golf course has been debated for numerous years. Generation Zero and Women in Urbanism want to ... More >>

Climate advocates Generation Zero celebrate Zero Carbon Bill

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 5:32 pm | Generation Zero

Generation Zero, the group that led the formulation of the Zero Carbon Bill framework celebrated the unanimous passage of the Zero Carbon Bill into law with overwhelming support. Today Parliament voted 119-0 in support of a climate action framework that ... More >>

Leaders urge cross-party support for the Zero Carbon Bill

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 12:01 pm | Generation Zero

Over 215 New Zealand businesses, organizations and leaders urge cross-party support for the Zero Carbon Bill More >>

Generation Zero achieves 500 submissions on Framework

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 10:12 am | Generation Zero

More than 500 Aucklanders submitted to the Auckland Climate Action Framework thanks to youth-led climate campaigners, Generation Zero and other groups such as South Auckland Young Environmentalists, School Strike 4 Climate, and Wash Your Mouth Out. More >>

Generation Zero Launches Election Scorecards

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 12:43 pm | Generation Zero

Scorecards for council and mayoral candidates across the country have been released by youth-led climate campaigners Generation Zero. More >>

Generation Zero welcome Auckland Council transport decision

Monday, 9 September 2019, 8:36 am | Generation Zero

Generation Zero acknowledges that this is a significant improvement, as it makes public transit more accessible and viable for those who are young and for families travelling together. More >>

An invitation to local government officials

Saturday, 7 September 2019, 10:30 am | Generation Zero

Youth organisation Generation Zero is once more doing their scorecards for the upcoming local body elections, and at a time when selected councils throughout the country have rightfully declared a climate emergency, it is more important than ever that ... More >>

Generation Zero PR on Select Committee ZCA

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 1:11 pm | Generation Zero

Youth climate change campaigners Generation Zero, submitting at environment select committee, says that the next decade is the most crucial part of the journey to a safe climate future, and that the Zero Carbon Bill must reflect the urgency of the ... More >>