Submission to Auckland Council on the Auckland’s Energy Resilience and Low Carbon Action Plan

OraTaiao submission emphasises: 'Climate change has far-reaching effects on human health. Well-planned climate change mitigation strategies can also generate significant co-benefits for health. As health professionals, we see this plan as an opportunity to create a healthier future for Auckland. It is also an opportunity to reduce inequities and help combat the non-communicable disease epidemic.'

Read full submission here.


Safer speeds wellington CBD

OraTaiao submission on Safer Speeds Wellington CBD. 4 February 2014.


Submission on Mangatawhiri Coal Mine Resource Consent Application

The OraTaiao submission on the Mangatawhiri coal mine resource consent application states:

OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council oppose the entire application. Our opposition to the application is on the basis of:

1. Direct effects of coal on health and wellbeing of miners, mining communities, and communities in proximity to sites of coal combustion.
2. Indirect effects of coal on health and wellbeing via climate change.

OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council, together with other international health bodies, recognise the adverse health impacts of the coal industry. Close to home, a recent roundtable discussion held in Australia (February 2013) involving five national health authorities highlighted the adverse health impacts associated with mineral energy - particularly coal.

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Emissions Trading Scheme review, May 2012

OraTaiao submission to the Ministry for the Environment on Updating the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme. May 2012.


‘Healthy Climate, Healthy People’


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