Climate Change Iwi Leadership Group
The Climate Change Iwi Leadership Group is mandated by Iwi and Māori land owners to engage with government in a collaborative manner on climate change issues.
The Group wants to see New Zealand move towards an ambitious emissions reduction target of a similar nature to those recently announced by the US, China and Europe. They are concerned about the disproportionately high impact both climate change effects and emissions reduction measures will have on the Māori population.
Their submission notes that for New Zealand to achieve the Government's current longer-term 2050 goal, the goal for 2030 would need to be at least the top of the range for the conditional 2020 target (20%) and that by 2040 New Zealand would need a 35% reduction.