Let’s care for our common home.

What do we mean by 'carbon zero'?

Carbon zero means “net zero carbon emissions”.  To achieve this, we must reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to a level that is balanced out by carbon that we remove from the atmosphere through forests and other carbon sinks. These gases need to be reduced to net zero to stop global temperatures increasing.

Reduce carbon emissions.

The better we've become at development, the worse we’ve got at sustainability! Scientists are more and more certain that fossil fuels are the culprit. We need to commit to reducing emissions and put that into law.

Not party politics — but justice.

Changes to the climate are threatening to reverse development gains. But the people most at risk, contribute least to the problem. Tearfund’s projects help protect these people, but we must stop it at the source.
 

Find out ways you can take action below
We have the technology.

Now we need the political will. Join with 14 development NGOs to call on politicians to enact legislation for a carbon-neutral NZ by 2050. A cross-party accord would bind future governments. We can also increase development finance for the Pacific Islands.


Whichever party you support, ask political candidates to move climate change to the top of the agenda.



What you can do

Below are practical ways you can join in

Use the template for MP letters.
The good news is that politicians pay attention to people who live in their electorate. Use the template and personalise it. Ask them to #BackThePlan.
Attend candidate debates.
Find out where your candidates are attending election debates and holding rallies. Ask them about their commitment to fight climate change.
Study the FREE Climate booklet.
This booklet by A Rocha covers the Biblical case for environmental protection. It simply explains the science and shows us how we can take effective action. 
Host movie nights.

“30 Million”, a NZ-made documentary on  rising sea levels. thirtymillionfilm.org

“The Age of Consequences” on the impacts of conflict, migration and resource scarcity. theageofconsequences.com

Use your social media voice.
Re-post our social media posts on climate change from now until the election.

Start by checking out our Facebook page
Read the Climate Change Insight.
In this resource, we explain climate change and some of its life-threatening impacts on poorer countries, which contribute least to the problem. What are they doing? What can we do?

Learn more about the Zero Carbon act at here!