The Paris Climate Change Conference is an important gathering of human beings in the face of the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced.
Some think it is too late and civilisation is stuffed, others think that without immediate corrective action civilisation is doomed, a third group think that there is nothing to worry about because of sunspots and hockey sticks and a fourth group do not care as long as they can drive their Ferrari to work each day.
Greenpeace, 350 Aotearoa and the Coal Action Network want the Government to not send Tim Groser to Paris to represent Aotearoa New Zealand. The chances of them succeeding are unfortunately slim. To balance things we need to make sure that we have alternative representation there.
Young, female, future looking; someone who believes in climate change and understands the need for urgent and just action, someone who sees the opportunites of reducing our emissions. In other words the complete opposite to Groser.
A young Auckland Green, Renée Rose Annan, wants to travel to Paris for the convention. But she has a problem. She does not have government sponsored travel and an unlimited minibar tab to pay for the experience. She is fundraising so that she can make the trip.
I met her when she was very competently handling the social media for the Paturoa Kauri and I am sure that she will make a difference.
If you want to contribute to Renée’s travel and accommodation costs then you can do so through this givealittle page.