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  • donated 2016-08-23 23:53:01 +1200

    Make a Donation

    Please consider making a donation to Generation Zero to help us cover the costs of the resources, postage, and the campaign. Generation Zero relies entirely on small donations from the public to run our effective campaigns. Any support you can offer is a great help!

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  • published Volunteer - Zero Carbon Act in Zero Carbon Act 2016-06-30 13:26:05 +1200

  • Who supports having a zero carbon goal?


    The World Bank - read here

    The OECD - “If we are to succeed, every country should be able to explain how its policies will get it onto a trajectory that leads in the second half of this century to the elimination of fossil fuel emissions. Governments need to be held accountable.
    Read more here.

    The B Team - read here

    The New Zealand Sustainable Business Council - “Our members are looking for a clear and ambitious pathway to net zero emissions by the second half of the century and a reduction in gross emissions domestically.”
    Read more here.


  • Who else has set zero carbon goals?


    Many countries have emissions targets coming close to zero by 2050.

    • The European Union as a bloc aims to reduce its emissions to 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050.

    • Denmark has comprehensive plans to be fossil fuel free by 2050. Sweden aims to do the same.

    • Norway has agreed a goal of being carbon neutral by 2030 (although it will rely on buying carbon credits from other countries to achieve this in that timeframe).

    • The UK has a legally binding target to reduce emissions by at least 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 under its Climate Change Act. Following the Paris Agreement, The UK Government is now discussing amending the Act with a zero carbon target.

    Several cities and regions have also made zero carbon commitments.

  • published What about carbon trading? in FAQs - Zero Carbon Act 2016-06-30 10:36:21 +1200

    What about carbon trading?


    Every country needs to make the transition to a zero carbon future. Carbon trading - if done ethically and with environmental integrity - can be part of the pathway, but it doesn’t replace the need to physically reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we are emitting. So far our government has been relying on dodgy carbon credits and accounting tricks to avoid taking real action. That needs to stop.

  • What do you mean by zero carbon?


    We mean New Zealand achieving zero net greenhouse gas emissions. New Zealand can achieve this by:

    • Phasing out fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) and transitioning to clean energy sources for our transport, heat and electricity.

    • Reducing other greenhouse gas emissions, particularly from agriculture, as much as we can.

    • Increasing permanent carbon sinks (such as forests) to offset the remaining greenhouse gas emissions we cannot avoid.

  • Why should we aim for zero carbon by 2050?


    Because there is a maximum amount of greenhouse gases we can emit to ensure a safe future for human life, and that limit is fast approaching. We can’t afford to aim for any less. In Paris last year, the world agreed to act to keep global warming to “well below 2°C”, with a goal of staying under 1.5°C. We have already exceeded one degree of warming. The evidence says we need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by around 2070 for a high chance of keeping global warming under 2°C - let alone 1.5°C. Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels need to reach zero sooner, by around 2050. As a well-off country with huge renewable energy potential and lots of land for tree planting, New Zealand can and should aim to achieve zero carbon by 2050.

  • donated 2016-06-30 14:03:36 +1200

    Donate to the campaign for a Zero Carbon Act

    Thank you for making a donation to Generation Zero's campaign for a Zero Carbon Act. Our campaign has been driven by a group of hard-working volunteers. We receive no government funding and rely entirely on donations from people like you. 

    Your donations will fund the resources we need to mobilise thousands of people across New Zealand to push for the strongest possible Zero Carbon Act.

    You can contribute below by making a one-off donation via credit card or internet banking. You can also set up a recurring donation via internet banking.


  • donated 2015-07-10 13:46:31 +1200

    Make a donation!

    Thank you for considering making a donation to Generation Zero.

    Generation Zero relies entirely on small donations from the public to run our effective campaigns. We receive no government funding. Your generous donation will help build our movement of young New Zealanders working to cut carbon pollution through smarter transport, liveable cities & independence from fossil fuels.

    Your donation will go towards resources for our volunteers and maintaining our operations across the country.

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