Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is the Catholic agency for justice, peace and development.

Caritas wants to see New Zealand be a bold leader and help protect the world’s poorest peoples, including our neighbours in the Pacific Islands. They are concerned that New Zealand will continue with a ‘business-as usual’ model - one that takes the minimal steps required of us, whilst expecting large scale change from others. 

Their submission advocated for keeping global temperature increase below 1.5 degrees Celsius, moving towards 100% renewable energy, and increasing funding for climate change mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk reduction projects in the Pacific.

Read the full submission