Urgent Call: Unleashing a Sustainable Future

Green Goals
with Josh Cole

In recent discussions surrounding Budget 24 and the Minister of Finance's decisions, concerns have been raised regarding the impact on our climate and the urgent need for action.

It is crucial to address these actions and their consequences to ensure a livable future for all. 

The decisions made by the government have significant implications for our environment. It is now evident that the budget choices have the potential to increase emissions, jeopardising our progress in tackling the climate crisis.

This realisation highlights the need for a more sustainable approach and a commitment to preserving our planet.

The implications of these decisions extend beyond environmental concerns.

According to reports by the Treasury and Ministry for the Environment, our commitments under the Paris Agreement could leave us facing substantial financial burdens.

The cost of inaction ranges from $3 to $24 billion, a considerable sum that will ultimately be paid by New Zealanders. 

It is essential to recognize that we have a choice. We can either take responsibility for reducing emissions ourselves or bear the financial burden of paying others to do so.

Unfortunately, the government's current budget does not prioritize either option, instead pushing the costs and consequences onto future generations.

This approach is not sustainable in the long run. The bill for government inaction continues to grow, and it is the people of New Zealand who will ultimately pay the price.

We cannot afford to delay action any longer. The time to secure a livable future for ourselves and future generations is running out.

Our government must prioritize the well-being of both people and the planet. While they may claim to be good economic managers, it is essential to consider the long-term implications of their actions.

By actively deteriorating the climate necessary for a functional economy, they risk compromising the very foundation upon which our prosperity is built.

However, amidst these challenges, there is hope. Solutions to address the climate crisis already exist. What we lack is the political will to prioritise the needs of both people and the planet over short-term profit. It is time to come together, united in our determination to build a sustainable future.

It is crucial to remember that the actions of the government speak volumes. Time and again, they reveal whose interests they truly serve.

It is not the interests of regular people, future generations, or the planet we all share. It is imperative that we hold our leaders accountable and demand the necessary changes.

In conclusion, the decisions made by the government regarding Budget 24 and climate action call for our immediate attention.

By prioritising sustainable solutions and considering the long-term consequences of our actions, we can work towards securing a livable future for all.

Let us unite in our commitment to protect our planet and create a better world for generations to come.