Leading women Parliamentarians from Aotearoa/New Zealand shared their demands for climate justice and have endorsed the Women's Global Call!
Hon Munokoa Poto Williams stated that, "Climate Justice speaks to eliminating the inequity of power of those who are able to reduce climate change impacts and those who are most impacted, in particular our wider Pacific Whanau and especially our children. We all have a role to play. Our planet, our children need our action and our leadership and now is the time to mobilise and to act!" The New Zealand born Cook Islander with connections to the Islands of Manihiki, Penryhn, and Palmerston has an MBA from Southern Cross University (NSW) with an extensive work history managing services in the Community and NGO sector.
Hon Louisa Hareruia Wall, MP, shared "Binding reduction targets in GhG emissions are important to ensure that they are complimented by policies and measures that make emissions reductions actually happen, as a collaborative and coordinated global response. Climate Justice can only occur if all countries commit to the philosophy of equitableness - binding reduction targets in GhG emissions would ensure Climate Justice is realized."
Ms.Wall, (Ngati Tuwharetoa, Hineuru and Waikato tribes) is New Zealand Member of Parliament for Manurewa who has a Master of Philosophy, Social Policy and who has worked across the public sector with an ongoing commitment to addressing issues of inequality and human rights. Louisa is also a former national representative netball and rugby union player.
Finally, Hon Dr Megan Woods, New Zealand Member of Parliament for Wigram, and Labour's Environment and Climate Change Issues spokesperson shared, "I am a strong advocate for New Zealand doing its fair share for Global Climate Justice"
In total six Parliamentarians stood tall for climate justice- share their stories and photos below!
1) Hon Nanaia Mahuta, MP; 2) Hon Carmel Sepuloni, MP; 3) Hon Clare Curran, MP; 4) Hon Poto Williams, MP; 5) Hon Louisa Wall, MP; 6) Dr Megan Woods, MP