22 Nov 2023

Concern over NZ's role to protect the Pacific ocean

From , 6:03 am on 22 November 2023
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As the New Zealand government finalises its policies within its new coalition, issues around ocean protection and climate change are front of mind for many Pacific climate advocates.

New Zealand has been in support of a new global target to protect 30-percent of our ocean by 2030.

However, under a National-led government New Zealand plans to lift the ban on oil and gas exploration - a grave concern for many organisations championing the environment. 

Dr Kayla Kingdon-Bebb, chief executive of World Wide Nature Fund (WWF New Zealand) spoke with RNZ Pacific's Eleisha Foon.