OraTaiao - March/April 2022 Newsletter

on 22 March


Kia ora Friend,

A warm welcome to our latest newsletter after an extremely busy month in both healthcare and climate change advocacy. Aotearoa’s current Covid wave and the scandalous invasion of Ukraine have dominated the news. However, major floods in Australia and extreme heat in Antarctica are evidence of the ongoing and worsening climate crisis. This month has news of the most recent IPCC report on climate impacts, and advice on making a submission on a crucial consultation on Auckland Council’s annual budget, which includes a targeted climate rate.

The health sector reform date of July 1 is fast approaching, and OraTaiao will continue to advocate for a clear and effective decarbonisation and sustainability plan incorporated into the new health sector structures. This will need to work at every level of our health service, and interweave with other sectors more widely, It is the ideal time to contact your peers, professional colleges, unions and teaching institutions to impress on them the importance of advocating health sector decarbonisation in any upcoming consultation work they undertake with the Ministry of Health.

Ngā mihi,
Dermot and Summer,
Co-convenors, OraTaiao: NZ Climate & Health Council

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