"New Zealand's Ardern Set To Declare Climate Emergency"

"WELLINGTON - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s government is to declare a climate emergency in a symbolic step to increase pressure for action to combat global warming.

The government will put forward a motion to declare the emergency next Wednesday, the government said as parliament reconvened after a general election won by Ardern’s party.

“We’ve always considered climate change to be a huge threat to our region, and it is something we must take immediate action on,” Ardern said, according to state broadcaster TVNZ."

Praveen Menon reports for Reuters November 25, 2020.

Source: Reuters, 11/27/2020