New Zealand Medical Students Association

New Zealand Medical Students Association represents close to 2,000 medical students located in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

NZMA wants to see New Zealand set targets that will have meaningful effects to change our current path towards serious negative impacts on our climate, environment and the future health of New Zealand. They are concerned about the potential health consequences of not taking action on climate change, including increases in infectious diseases; respiratory and cardiovascular conditions; the health effects of inadequate access to fresh water; and impacts on our health system as a result of population migration from other countries. They believe taking action will have major health co-benefits for New Zealand.

NZMA's submission advocated for a zero net carbon target by 2050.

Read the full submission