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Journalism – Call for Public Funding, Press Release

Journalism – Call for public funding Press Release from Wise Response Society Journalism – Call for public funding Press Release from Wise Response Society Journalism – Call for public funding Press Release from Wise Response Society PRESS RELEASE: Journalism should be about ascertaining truths. Ironically, the need to at least break-even financially, has resulted in …

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Wise Response Society Slams Climate Change Commission’s Growth Orientation

PRESS RELEASE: Wise Response Society Slams Climate Change Commission’s Growth Orientation New Zealand, June 26, 2023 – The Wise Response Society, a coalition of scientists, engineers, planners, artists, and sportspeople, has strongly criticized the Climate Change Commission (CCC) for its continued focus on growth despite the undeniable link between growth and increased emissions. In its …

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WR Petitions for a Public Enquiry into dangerous assumptions about Energy and Growth.

The Petition has been forwarded to NZ PM Chris Hipkins with a copy to all Labour and Green MPs, co-leaders of Maori Party, Christopher Luxon, David Seymour, Simon Upton, Kim Hill, Jim Mora, and heads of MBIE, MPI, MfE and Productivity Commission. We call on Government to arrange a public enquiry by the Parliamentary Commissioner …

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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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