New Zealand Nurses Organisation

NZNO is the leading professional nursing association and union for nurses in Aotearoa New Zealand. It represents over 46,000 nurses, midwives, students, kaimahi hauora and health workers.

NZNO wants to see New Zealand make firm commitments to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions in order to prevent the negative health impacts of climate change, and to do so urgently. They are concerned about the negative impact of inaction on the health of New Zealanders, especially those already disadvantaged in terms of health access and outcomes. 

NZNO's submission advocated for an emissions reduction target of 95% below 1990 levels by 2050, and urged the government to make health an integral part of its decision-making process on climate change actions and targets.

Read the full submission