First party is a growing but at present unregistered political party which
recognises that Climate Change is the most serious problem of our time and that
we need to directly confront it immediately to prevent catastrophic disaster in
the near future. Unlike other parties, which are afraid to make dealing with
Climate Change the focus of their action for fear of being unpopular, Climate First honestly states what our country has to do to prevent world Climate
Change, even if voters find the truth uncomfortable. In other words, we are
appealing to those who have decided that Climate Change is an impending
disaster and want to take real action now to stop it.
Ten steps to a Post-Carbon World
Note on policies
Climate First has been developing policies over the last two years, and because many of our policies are heavily reliant on analysing emissions statistics, changing greenhouse gas measurements in the NZ Inventory, can render our calculations out of date. Several of our major policy essays are based on the 2013 inventory and projections from the second biennial report. The most important change has been in the 2015 inventory, which lowered values for the whole 1990-2015 time series by about 2 Mtns below the 2014 figures. However as both the base 1990 figure and the current 2015 figures have been reduced, our conclusions remain valid. Because Climate First's policies are based on clear principles, small changes in actual values do not change our fundamental recommendations.