3 Dec 2020

Iwi Chairs Forum welcomes climate emergency declaration

From Midday Report, 12:43 pm on 3 December 2020

The Iwi Chairs Forum is welcoming the announcement of a national climate emergency, but is warning it should not mask the complexity of the issue when it comes to our oceans.

Parliament yesterday voted for the declaration, which comes with a commitment for the public service to be carbon neutral by 2025.

If government agencies fail to reach that target, they will have to pay to offset emissions, out of their own baseline funding.

Māni Dunlop spoke to Mike Smith, who is the climate spokesperson for the Iwi Chairs Fourm.