Viewport width =
July 30, 2018 | by  | in News |
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on Twitter

The Party Line

Do you think that the Zero Carbon Bill will be effective in targeting our emission goals?

VicNats

The Young Nats have supported the Zero Carbon Act since 2017. While the Zero Carbon Act will not be the perfect solution to climate change, it makes significant progress that can be built upon by all political parties to meet New Zealand’s emission targets.
– Grahame Woods

Greens On Campus

The Zero Carbon Bill must transcend partisan politics. Our current Parliament and its MPs will not be around in 2050, and political point scoring has no place in the process for this bill. Climate change is a matter of undoing the consequences of overproduction, and therefore we need to move from the mindset of “sustainable growth” to environmental stability. An approach to climate change action that is based around the economy – not vice versa – is a band aid approach we should avoid. We hope that the amount of public support and submissions will have a strong effect on the bill drafting process and will convince Parliament to enact legislation to prevent global warming to 1.5°C, rather than pandering to the interests of businesses and individuals.

VicLabour

Yes. – Teri O’Neill

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on Twitter

About the Author ()

Salient is a magazine. Salient is a website. Salient is an institution founded in 1938 to cater to the whim and fancy of students of Victoria University. We are partly funded by VUWSA and partly by gold bullion that was discovered under a pile of old Salients from the 40's. Salient welcomes your participation in debate on all the issues that we present to you, and if you're a student of Victoria University then you're more than welcome to drop in and have tea and scones with the contributors of this little rag in our little hideaway that overlooks Wellington.

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Recent posts

  1. Issue 21, Vol 81: Looking Back
  2. Foraging Video Recipes
  3. 5 TV Shows that *Might* Fool Others into Thinking You’re a History Wunderkid
  4. Books With Protagonists Our Age (That Don’t Suck)
  5. Changing Tides
  6. In Defense of the Shitty Sci-Fi Sequel
  7. Avantdale Bowling Club
  8. Medium Playback
  9. The International Angle
  10. The Poo Review
Website-Cover-Photo7

Editor's Pick

This Ain’t a Scene it’s a Goddamned Arm Wrestle

: Interior – Industrial Soviet Beerhall – Night It was late November and cold as hell when I stumbled into the Zhiguli Beer Hall. I was in Moscow, about to take the trans-Mongolian rail line to Beijing, and after finding someone in my hostel who could speak English, had decided