New Zealand government will declare a climate emergency. Parliament will debate next week
November 26th According to a report by Reuters on the 26th, the government led by New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern will declare a climate emergency. This is a symbolic step aimed at increasing the pressure to take action against global warming.
“We have always believed that climate change is a huge threat to our region and we must act immediately,” Ardern said.
“Unfortunately, we were unable to push a motion on the climate emergency in Parliament last session, but now we have the ability to do so.”
According to SkyWeb, New Zealand Parliament will debate whether to declare a climate emergency in New Zealand next week. It is reported that Ardern will introduce the motion in person.
This is not the first time that the parliament has tried to pass such a motion. In May 2019, Greens MPs attempted to pass a motion in Congress to declare a climate emergency, but was opposed by the National Party.
At present, countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada and France have declared a climate emergency.