From Ōtaki to Seatoun, and Mākara to Kaitoke, voters can choose
local governments that care about the issue these elections.
Following the enormous turnout of 40,000 people at the Wellington CBD climate strike yesterday, and the crowds of people at similar protests in Kāpiti and the Hutt Valley, the appetite for finding out where candidates stand on climate action has never been stronger.
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Media release – Common Climate Network
New Zealanders can strike for climate action on Friday and follow up by voting for local governments who care about the issue.
The climate strike on Friday (27 Sept) takes place just as people receive their local government voting papers. This year, there is plenty of information to help people choose candidates who care about climate action.
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Our Local Government Scorecards are published below in PDF form for easy download, as well as the original answers.
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The power of a distributed network… we’ve teamed up with a lovely bunch of people up and down the country working hard on bringing you local government scorecards. Ahead of the release next week, we’d like to introduce those groups.
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So local government elections are only a few weeks away. You might have seen an outbreak of hoardings on berms and fences near you, or seen coverage of the candidates in the local paper.
But what does this have to do with climate change?
Quite a lot, as it turns out. Every three years, we elect councillors and mayors who make decisions about things like transport, waste and urban development, which can all make a difference on whether carbon emissions go up or down.
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We are working with a number of regions to make sure the questionnaire is being run by one central point per region. Find out if your region is already covered.
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The Common Climate Network has developed a questionnaire for candidates this election, and it is being used by groups throughout New Zealand. The answers will be used to score candidates on their views on climate action and the results will be available by 22 September, when the voting papers are sent out.
We’ve had a few inquiries asking what the questions are for voters to use at candidate meetings. So here are the high-level themes in case they are useful for you. We would really welcome your feedback, and are also looking for guest blogs about your experiences and issues in your regions.
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Working with Generation Zero, the Common Climate Network has developed a questionnaire that provides a scorecard on each candidates’ views on climate action We are making it available to any organisation that wants to use it to survey the views of candidates in their local council elections. Find out if your region is already covered.
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Groups pushing for urgent action on climate change will post an online scorecard to reveal local body candidates’ views on the issue.
Continue reading “Media release: Candidates under the microscope on climate this election”
Local body elections are coming up in October, and this is your chance to make sure councils take action on climate change. We can do so much in the next three years with strong effective councils willing to take action on climate change.
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