on 4 April


Kia ora Friend --

There has been an enormous amount of climate work over the past month, both here and internationally. The recent climate flooding in the North Island was a real spur to the crowds who attended the School Strike 4 Climate early in the month. OraTaiao extended our Medical Certificate for Climate Health to both the strikers and their supporters- climate action is health action.

OraTaiao is also delighted to welcome our latest organisational member, the NZ Hospital Pharmacy Association. A significant proportion of the climate emissions from healthcare is embedded within the medications we use and prescribe, and the NZHPA will strengthen our voice as we look to make climate sustainability a key decision-making factor in medication procurement in Aotearoa.

We are moving inexorably towards the general election later this year, and a number of the current government’s recent decisions have a strong scent of electioneering around them. Many of these are deeply disappointing from a climate perspective and roll back the already unambitious efforts that they have made. This year, more than ever, the election will be a climate election. 

As daylight savings ends and we move into later autumn and winter, it is the perfect time to restart our online climate kōrero series. Look out for details of these coming later in the month with everyone welcome to attend

Ngā mihi nui

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

pdf OraTaiao - March & April 2023 Newsletter (0.74MB)



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