Keep an eye out for climate change result from the courts re Sarah Thomson case.

Sarah Thomson has been taking NZ government to court over an inadequate response to climate change and failure to consider the full impacts.  The Wellington High court heard this 26-28 June with Judge Millan asking pertinent questions. Her decision is yet to be announced

Great summary of perspectives on climate change in NZ, the actions needed, and why a law student felt the need to challenge the crown’s current emission’s targets in court. Hear Paula Bennet, James Shaw, and concluding speaker, Tom Stewart (environmental law researcher) who points out that a mechanism is needed for holding the government to account regarding it’s international emissions obligations (whatever figure they’re set at). The Carbon ACT is one such mechanism.

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