The Politics of Climate Change Survey Results

Publication - March 30, 2008
A survey of political parties’ policies on climate change.

Climate Politics Survey Results Report

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Executive summary: Climate change is real and it is happening now. If we allow temperatures to rise more than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels we will cross a dangerous threshold with dramatic and unmanageable consequences for our environment, society and economy.

Climate change and the environment are very important issues for New Zealanders - Greenpeace polling, as well as numerous other public surveys, confirm this. Political parties recognise this, and most are very happy to talk the talk on climate. However, this talk is yet to be translated into necessary action. Greenpeace aims to cut through the political rhetoric to provide an easy snap-shot of how credible each party is when it comes to climate change.

Num. pages: 25