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New Zealand lawyers to sue Climate Change Commission

Press release: 14 February, 2022 New Zealand has employed “accounting tricks” to create a target for greenhouse gas emissions cuts that looks far more ambitious than it really is.The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has given the country a “highly insufficient” rating. The net-zero emissions by 2050 target is enshrined in law, but the government’s policies …

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WR Press Release – NZ’s Emissions Reduction Plan falls well short

Press release: 29 November 2021 EMISSIONS REDUCTION PLAN FALLS WELL SHORT ‘The overall emissions budget proposed by the Ministry for the Environment is not nearly ambitious enough,’ says Chair of the Wise Response Society, Prof. Liz Slooten. ‘The IPCC requirement to keep global warming to 1.5ºC by 2030 means a median reduction of 45%. New …

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Open letter – The Most Important Mesage for NZ to Deliver at COP-26

Wise Response has sent an open letter to the Rt Hon Prime Minister Ardern and the Hon James Shaw, Minister of Climate Change. The letter is available as a PDF here and is reproduced below. 10 October 2021 Rt Hon Prime Minister Ardern and the Hon James Shaw, Minister of Climate Change ParliamentWellington, 6160 Dear …

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Open Letter On The Ethics Of Investment

The letter is available as a PDF here. Monday, 4 October 2021, 3:13 pmArticle: Wise Response Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern ParliamentWellington, 6160 Email: j.ardern@ministers.govt.nz Dear Prime Minister, Thank you for all you and your team are doing to confront the climate emergency. You may not be aware that investment funds, contrary to their claims, don’t …

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Wise Response takes action against unethical investment funds.

WISE RESPONSE TAKES ACTION AGAINST UNETHICAL INVESTMENT FUNDS Professor Liz Slooten, Co-Chair, Wise Response* Dr Robert Howell Wise Response has taken initiatives against investment funds which falsely claim to be responsible or ethical.  The funds to date have been Pathfinder, Simplicity and the New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF).  A complaint against Pathfinder has been made …

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WR Complaint about the New Zealand Superfund

Wise Response has made a complaint about the New Zealand Superfund (NZSF) making misleading claims to be a responsible investor. The complaint is available here as a PDF. The complaint has been forwarded to the Minister of Finance and other relevant ministers. A press release has been issued: Press release: 30 August 2021, A.M. Irresponsible …

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An appeal for economic transformation at President Biden’s Climate Summit

An appeal for economic transformation at President Biden’s Climate Summit, 22-23 April 2021. ‘President Biden and distinguished state leaders. ‘In his encyclical letter of 2015 – on care for our common home – Pope Francis exhorted: “Many things have to change course, but it is we human beings above all who need to change.” ‘He …

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