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?


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.


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.

Comments are closed.

Recent posts

  1. VUW Halls Hiking Fees By 50–80% Next Year
  2. The Stats on Gender Disparities at VUW
  3. Issue 25 – Legacy
  4. Canta Wins Bid for Editorial Independence
  5. RA Speaks Out About Victoria University Hall Death
  6. VUW Hall Death: What We Know So Far
  8. New Normal
  9. Come In, The Door’s Open.
  10. Love in the Time of Face Tattoos

Editor's Pick

Uncomfortable places: skin.

:   Where are you from?  My list was always ready: England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, puppy dogs’ tails, a little Spanish, maybe German, and—almost as an afterthought—half Samoan. An unwanted fraction.   But you don’t seem like a Samoan. I thought you were [inser

Do you know how to read? Sign up to our Newsletter!

* indicates required