Submissions


UN Committee on the Rights of the Child 2016 Day of Discussion “Children’s Rights and the Environment"

OraTaiao submission, July 2016

'Our submission considers the serious and potentially catastrophic impact of climate change on the rights of children; how climate change disproportionately affects children; States’ legal obligations; the role of States in relation to the business sector including investment treaties; children as agents of change; and putting children’s rights at the heart of climate policy offers major opportunities to increase children’s enjoyment of their rights.

'Our submission is informed by work we have done, including for the Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa alternative report on New Zealand to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.'

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Child rights and climate change in Aotearoa New Zealand

Submission, August 2016

Supplementary information for the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child provided by OraTaiao on behalf of Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa

'This background paper outlines how, as well as the unjust impacts on all children, there are some groups of Aotearoa NZ children disproportionately affected by climate change. We focus mainly on those groups. We also outline the absence of consideration of the best interests or views of children in the Aotearoa NZ Government’s climate policies, and the Government’s slow and ambivalent progress in taking the climate-related actions necessary to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of children. We recommend actions that the Aotearoa NZ Government should take as part of its obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).'

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Wellington City Council’s Annual Plan 2016/17 and Carbon Plan Consultation

OraTaiao submission on Wellington City Council’s Annual Plan 2016/17 and Carbon Plan Consultation. 3 May 2016.

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Greater Wellington Regional Council’s draft Annual Plan 2016/2017

OraTaiao submission on Greater Wellington Regional Council’s draft Annual Plan 2016/2017. 18 April 2016.

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Transport and Industrial Relations Committee Inquiry into the future of NZs mobility

OraTaiao submission to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee’s Inquiry into the future of New Zealand's mobility. 1 April 2016.

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Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015

OraTaiao submission to the Environment Select Committee on the “Resource Legislation Amendment Bill 2015”.  14 March 2016.

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Submission to the TPPA Select Committee

OraTaiao submission to Parliamentary Select Committee: International treaty examination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), 11 March 2016

'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.'

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Emissions Trading Scheme 2015/16 Review - Priority Issues

OraTaiao submission NZ Emissions Trading Scheme 2015/16 Review - Priority Issues. 24 February 2016.

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Wellington Airport Runway Extension Proposal feedback

OraTaiao submission on Wellington Airport Runway Extension Proposal. 12 February 2016.

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Five ideas for Wellington City Council’s 2016/17 draft Annual Plan

OraTaiao’s five ideas for Wellington City Council’s 2016/17 draft Annual Plan. Submission 5 February 2016.

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