Environment and Climate Change
The groups and organisations displayed on this page welcome New Zealanders joining them and contributing to their struggle to better life on Earth.
This Website was released to the public view in September 2019 and will continue to accumulate and display further groups active in this field.
We believe that the most effective way to turn the planetary ship around is to make ecocide an international crime – and we are already partway down the road to making this happen. We are working on adding Ecocide to the list of crimes prosecuted at the International Criminal Court (ICC), to sit alongside War Crimes, Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity and Crimes of Aggression. Our work has two key elements: Diplomatic/legal – our international team is already working with small, climate-vulnerable states which have the power to propose an Ecocide amendment at the ICC. We have accompanied Pacific island representatives and enabled their voices and concerns to be heard there for 3 consecutive years, as the nations most impacted by climate emergency. Campaigning – our public-facing Stop Ecocide campaign is both funding this work and raising global awareness of ecocide crime as a concrete solution capable of addressing our global crisis. We are running a pilot of EarthProtectorTowns which is a movement to integrate existing initiatives and create a global network of Towns to StopEcocide.
Stop Ecocide invites individuals from around the world to sign up as Earth Protectors.” Their website is at https://www.stopecocide.earth/
Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA) is a group of climate justice campaigners committed to fighting the mining and use of coal in Aotearoa New Zealand. CANA’s objectives are to: 1. Phase out coal mining and coal usage by 2027, initially by opposing new and expanded coal mines. 2. Promote a cultural change so that mining and using coal are no longer acceptable. 3. Work towards a society where people and the environment are not exploited for profit. 4. Work towards a socially just transition to a coal-free Aotearoa New Zealand. Find out more at: https://coalaction.org.nz/ Or join the CANA supporters list by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Climate Declaration is a group who came together in 2016 to publish an outline of a national policy on climate change in the absence of any plan from the government of that time. This one page statement www.ourclimatedeclaration.org.nz continues to be a valuable statement of the scope of needed actions. It details the high carbon activities we need to stop, the emissions-reducing activities we need to implement, and the issues on which we need to pressure the government.
The group continues as something of an informal think tank on climate action. Members work to promote the Declaration as a tool for action, on media articles on climate issues, on responses to government consultation papers, on promotion of Citizens’ Assembly to address climate questions, reducing aviation, converting from coal use in schools to renewable energy for space heating, on local government climate action and on supporting other climate organisations working on the scope of Our Climate Declaration.
We work at local and community level. If you want to get involved we can help you form a local group. If you are too busy, you can still get involved by making a donation to help us on our way.
Climate Karanga Marlborough (CKM) is an active Marlborough group that
welcomes new members and supporters. Its goals are:
- To persuade elected representatives and their officials to pursue policies designed to limit the extent of rapid climate change and help New Zealanders adapt to its consequences.
- To increase NZ society’s awareness of, and its preparedness to meet the impending challenges that rapid climate change will entail.
- To provide a social support network and first point of recourse for Marlburians and other New Zealanders anxious about, or looking to better understand the implications of rapid climate change.
The groups and organisations displayed on this page welcome support from New Zealanders through working at the individual level to reduce their impact on the planet and either volunteering to join in their activities, or through financial donations.