Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
The Presbyterian Church is part of the wider family of Christian churches and the third largest denomination in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand wants to see New Zealand support ambitious climate commitments for reasons of social equity, justice for those most affected, and care for our environment. They are concerned that the Government is focusing on 'what's best for us' and not considering the impact on our neighbours.
Alongside its concern for the world's most vulnerable nations, the Presbyterian Church has strong relationships with our Pacific neighbours and is concerned about the loss of their island homes. Their submission advocated for an emissions reduction target of at least 40% below 1990 levels by 2025, as well as an immediate moratorium on fossil fuel exploration and a rapid phase-out of existing extraction and industry subsidies.