"I will write to five Members of Parliament demanding credible action on climate change and a cross-party accord to provide policy certainty but only if 20 other New Zealanders will do the same."
Deadline to sign up by: 30th April 2006
20 people signed up
Country: New Zealand
The recent Climate Change and Governance Conferance in Wellington stressed the need for credible policies on climate change. More importantly, it stressed the need for such policies to be durable - for them not to change with every election - so that the business community can have enough certainity to make the necessary investments to shift our economy towards lower carbon emissions. The solution repeatedly suggested was a cross-party accord to take the issue out of the political arena, just as there had once been on superannuation.
Politicians will only act on this if they believe there is a constituency there - so if we want action, we have to show them that that constituency exists.
I'd suggest targetting your local MP and a range of MPs from other parties. Its probably not worth writing to the Greens, as they've already got the message - but pretty much everybody else is a good target, and particularly some of National's newer MPs.
Contact details for MPs can be found here:
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