What is Common Climate?

Telling positive stories about climate action can help encourage people to take action.

…what we’re doing on climate change – it is just that much harder, because it’s a call to action for everyone. And so I’m hoping we can get to the place of having that same unified moment that we had around nuclear free for climate change.

– The New Zealand Prime Minister, The Right Honorable Jacinda Ardern, speaking to The Spinoff

News coverage of climate change can sometimes feel overwhelming, triggering fear and anger. But there are positive stories in the midst of this, of governments, organisations and businesses taking action to reduce their emissions. These large-scale changes are necessary to bring about a long-term reduction.

As an individual, what can you do to influence these changes? More than you know. You are a voter, a customer, and a member of a community. All of these roles give you power.

He waka eke noa – the canoe which we are all in without exception.

Common Climate aims to bring people together to spread messages of hope and action to meet the challenge of climate change. If you have expertise in climate science, communications, psychology, mātauranga Māori or other relevant disciplines, you could help inspire New Zealanders to take action on climate change.

Get in touch if you want to be involved.


Author: Catherine Jeffcoat

Wellington-based communications manager.

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