Here are links to all of the parties environmental policies on policy.nz. They have comprehensive summaries of most parties policies and MP profiles. Remember every policy impacts upon emissions, not just environmentally focused policies. Have a look at a party’s housing, transport, economic recovery, agriculture and energy policies.
Another great resource is On The Fence. They have a short survey you can take to see which parties share your values.
Voting for your local MP is just as important as voting for a Party. The MP in each electorate with the most votes gets a seat in parliament. It’s their job to represent your local issues at a national level so it’s important they are also onboard with strong climate policies. If you live in the Waitaki or Southland Districts we contacted all the local MP’s to ask for their plans and thoughts on climate action. Those who responded have their answers summarised here.
Forrest and Bird Youth have created party scorecards. They give people, especially rangatahi, a clearer picture on how to vote for nature in election 2020. They also show how far every party still has to go when it comes to protecting and restoring Te Taiao.
Newsroom have asked all parties five questions about their plans to tackle climate change and rising emissions from agriculture. See their summaries here along with several other articles covering climate change and the 2020 election.
Greenpeace asked the top five parties what they committed to to do about climate change and the environment. See their scorecards here.
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