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To: Wellington City Council, PO Box 2199, Wellington 6140

WCC - Declare a Climate Emergency

WCC - Declare a Climate Emergency

This is a call to action on our representatives to declare a climate emergency for Wellington.

The effects of climate change are at the heart of our communities, and will have a major impact on local schools, residents, and businesses.

Further, we have the means, and access to resources to transition, and we also have an obligation to countries worst affected by climate change.

We urge council to bring action with Te Tiriti o Waitangi leaders and mana whenua. To acknowledge that when an emergency is declared then it's easier to dispense with civil rights, particularly the duty to partner with Māori. Declaring a national or local emergency needs to ensure Māori are adequately involved in decision making. We stand with National Māori Climate Network.

We can be leaders in the climate action space and set an example for other councils, and the country, to follow. We believe Wellington holds an important role in the transition to safeguard the future for current and future generations.

Sign this petition to urge the Wellington City Council to urgently declare a climate emergency and allocate resources and get on with the work needed to protect our future.

(Joint petition from Teri O’Neill - Climate Change activist & Molly Doyle - School Strikes for Climate.)

Why is this important?

Climate Change is the largest issue to ever face humanity. We need action from our local council in this area.This is a critical to the whenua and people of Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara (Wellington).

“This move will set the narrative for the urgent pace of which we need to act on climate change but must uphold our democratic systems and obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We need to ensure we are doing everything in our power to safeguard our future”- Molly Doyle.

Read 'An Open Letter from the Youth of Aotearoa' by School Strike 4 Climate NZ here:

Wellington, New Zealand

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2019-06-21 14:48:11 +1200

Petition is successful with 352 signatures

2019-05-24 16:44:20 +1200

100 signatures reached

2019-05-23 22:34:55 +1200

50 signatures reached

2019-05-23 21:46:12 +1200

25 signatures reached

2019-05-23 21:36:27 +1200

10 signatures reached