2 Apr 2019

Thames-Coromandel votes against Climate Change Declaration

From Lately, 10:20 pm on 2 April 2019

In a decision that has left environmental advocates outraged, the Thames-Coromandel District Council has voted against signing the Local Government Leader's Climate Change Declaration. The declaration, which has already been signed by over 60 mayors and council chairs around New Zealand, calls for the government to be ambitious with its climate change mitigation measures. However, the Council voted 6 to 3 against the declaration, much to the dismay of school children and locals who were at the meeting to lobby the council to take action and sign up. Karyn speaks to Thames-Coromandel mayor Sandra Goudie about why she doesn't want to sign the Thames-Coromandel District up to the agreement.