This submission introduces OraTaiao: The NZ Climate and Health Council, describes the basis for our submission, and provides links to two NZ Herald opinion-editorials and a peer-reviewed medical journal paper that elaborate on our concerns.
Our main concern is:
Climate change is a major issue of human health and survival. It requires urgent action globally and in New Zealand (NZ) to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions – particularly the emissions from fossil fuels. The TPPA will hinder the ability of NZ (and the other signatory nations) to pass policy and regulation to achieve this.
Read full submission here.