The 2019 Youth Parliament has declared a climate emergency via a motion in the Parliament.
The motion was put forward by Chlöe Swarbrick’s youth MP Luke Wijohn, after concerted work from all Youth MPs in the Green Party caucus.
Green spokesperson for Youth Chlöe Swarbrick said:
“Our rangatahi are doing what some adults in this Parliament refuse to do – they’re recognising the need for urgent and immediate climate action.
“It should be called what it is, an emergency.